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In what continent is El Salvador located?

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El Salvador is located in the North American continent in the region called Central America. It is located close to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Belize and its largest cities include San Salvador and Santa Ana.

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In what continent is El Salvador located?
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El Salvador has been its own country since it was liberated from Spain in 1821. As of 2009, it had a population of more than six million people.

El Salvador lies in the Central Time Zone and the country uses the U.S. dollar as its currency, which it adopted in 2001. It is the most densely populated country in Central America, and its capital city is San Salvador. More than five million people live in San Salvador alone.

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