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El Salvador National Anthem

Original Spanish Words


Saludemos la patria orgullosos

de hijos suyos podernos llamar;

y juremos la vida animosos,

sin descanso a su bien consagrar.

Saludemos la patria orgullosos

de hijos suyos podernos llamar;

y juremos la vida animosos,

sin descanso a su bien consagrar.

consagrar, consagrar, consagrar, consagrar.

De la paz en la dicha suprema,

siempre noble soñó El Salvador;

fue obtenerla su eterno problema,

conservarla es su gloria mayor.

Y con fe inquebrantable el camino

del progeso se afana en seguir

por llenar su grandioso destino,

conquistarse un feliz porvenir.

Le protege una férrea barrera

contra el choque de ruin deslealtad,

desde el día que en su alta bandera

con su sangre escribió: ¡LIBERTAD!

¡escribió libertad! ¡escribió libertad!


Libertad es su dogma,

es su guía que mil veces logró defender;

y otras tantas de audaz tiranía

rechazar el odioso poder.

Dolorosa y sangrienta es su historia,

pero excelsa y brillante a la vez;

manantial de legítima gloria,

gran lección de espartana altivez.

No desmaya en su innata bravura,

en cada hombre hay un héroe inmortal

que sabrá mantenerse a la altura

de su antiguo valor proverbial.

valor proverbial, valor proverbial.


Todos son abnegados y fieles

al prestigio del bélico ardor

con que siempre segaron laureles

de la patria salvando el honor.

Respetar los derechos extraños

y apoyarse en la recta razón

es para ella, sin torpes amaños

su invariable, más firme ambición.

Y en seguir esta línea se aferra

dedicando su esfuerzo tenaz,

en hacer cruda guerra a la guerra:

Su ventura se encuentra en la paz.

en la paz, en la paz.


Lonely Planet Facts:

El Salvador

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El Salvador
El Salvador's name still evokes images of the brutal civil war fought throughout the 1980s in the tangle of mountains and farmlands that quilt the smallest country in Central America. The war, however, is over and the most turbulent aspect of El Salvador today is thankfully just its volcanic landscape.

Unlike its neighbors, El Salvador is not geared to independent travelers. What it does offer is a whole new experience of watching a country strive to redefine itself. Organizations from the US, Europe and Australia are helping to rebuild El Salvador through programs devoted to education, agricultural reform, reforestation, human rights and health care. Participating in these developments and talking to the locals about their experiences and hopes is one of the most productive ways to visit.

On January 16, 2001 the US Department of State issued a warning against travel to El Salvador, due to adverse conditions caused by the massive earthquake of January 13, the worst tremor in a decade. A national state of emergency was immediately declared after the initial quake, and the most serious of more than 3000 aftershocks rippled through the region east of San Salvador on February 13th.

Not all areas of El Salvador have been affected by the quake, but landslides and collapsed buildings are rampant in the regions around San Salvador. Travelers should expect widespread disruption of communications, transportation and basic public services, as well as an increased probability of lawlessness.

Full country name: Republic of El Salvador
Area: 20,752 sq km (8093 sq mi)
Population: 6,122,515 (growth rate 2.3%)
Capital city: San Salvador (pop 1 million)
People: 94% mestizo (Spanish-Indian), 5% Indian, 1% European descent
Language: Spanish, some Nahua
Religion: 75% Roman Catholic, 20% Protestant
Government: Republic
President: Francisco Guillermo Flores Pérez

GDP: US$17.5 billion
GDP per head: US$3000
Inflation: 2.6%
Major industries: Textiles, coffee, sugar, beverages, petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, furniture, light metals, cotton
Major trading partners: USA, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany

El Salvador NewsPaper

El Salvador NewsPaper In English

English: El Salvador National Anthem


Let us salute the motherland,

Proud to be called her children.

To her well-being let us swear

Boldly and unceasingly to devote our lives.

Let us salute the motherland,

Proud to be called her children.

To her well-being let us swear

Boldly and unceasingly to devote our lives,

our lives, our lives, our lives, our lives.

Of peace enjoyed in perfect happiness,

El Salvador has always nobly dreamed.

To achieve this has been her eternal proposition,

To keep it, her greatest glory.

With inviolable faith, she eagerly follows

The way of progress

In order to fulfil her high destiny

And achieve a happy future.

A stern barrier protects her

Against the clash of vile disloyalty,

Ever since the day when her lofty banner,

In letters of blood, wrote "Freedom,"

Wrote "Freedom," wrote "Freedom."


Freedom is her dogma and her guide;

A thousand times she has defended it,

And as many times has she repelled

The hateful power of atrocious tyranny.

Her history has been bloody and sad,

Yet at the same time sublime and brilliant,

A source of legitimate glory

And a great lesson in Spartan pride.

Her innate bravery shall not waver:

In every man there is an immortal hero

Who knows how to maintain the level

Of the proverbial valour of old.

valour of old, valour of old.


All are self-denying and faithful

To the tradition of warlike ardour

With which they have always reaped fame

By saving the motherland's honour.

To respect the rights of others

And base her actions on right and justice

Is for her, without infamous intrigue,

The constant and most firm ambition.

And in following this line she persists,

Dedicating her tenacious efforts

In giving hard battle for battle;

Her happiness is found in peace.

found in peace, found in peace.

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