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The population of El Salvador is 6,172,011 million (2017). The population density is about 300 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The natural population growth rate is 0.25%. (2017)
Birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 16.2 (2017)
Mortality rate per 1000 inhabitants is 5.68 (2017)
Life expectancy is 74.9 years. (Men 71.6 and women 78.3 years (2017)

The vast majority of the population (86.3%) are Mestizos (Indian-Spanish). There are also whites (12.7%) and less than 1% Indians


The official language of El Salvador is Spanish. Furthermore, Nahua and English are spoken. Nahuatl is a language in the Uto-Aztecan language family and is spoken by Aztecs in Central America.


50% of the population is Roman Catholic; there are also over a million Protestants in El Salvador. 17% of the population are atheists and agnostics or do not claim to be affiliated with any religion. The remaining 3% of the population are affiliated with religions like Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, etc.


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