San Salvador, capital city of El Salvador, is located in the heart of the country, surrounded by the San Salvador Volcano and the San Jacinto Hill, also known as Candelaria and Amatepec Hill.
Due to the high seismic activity of the area, the Spaniards decided to name it "Valle de las Hamacas" (The Valley of the Hammocks in English). Located about six hundred and eighty two kilometers above sea level, the annual average temperature here is 25°C.
Streets and avenues are all completely paved linking the south and north areas of the city, as well as the modern and wide boulevards.
Not only is San Salvador the country's political capital but also it is the economic capital and headquarters of the central government as well as of the Archbishopric. Moreover, it is a busy and commercial metropolis.
Agricultural products such as cotton, grains, coffee, tobacco, oil crops and fruits are cultivated in the area. Also, poultry and livestock are bred here and textile plants and food companies can be found in this area.