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El Salvador Index


Street in Mercado Central District, San Salvador
Courtesy Inter-American Development Bank

Well before the civil conflict of the 1980s, rural-urban migration was an economic fact of life in El Salvador. Most rural migrants were attracted to the capital, San Salvador. Yet prospects for a better life were limited in the cities too, and El Salvador did not experience a rush to urban migration on the same scale as most other Latin American countries.

Data as of November 1988

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