Central America's smallest and most densely populated nation, El Salvador relies heavily on coffee exports, tourism and remittances from overseas workers to fuel its economy. Lakes, volcanoes and rainforests dot its landscape. The only Central American nation without a coastline on the Caribbean Sea, El Salvador nevertheless boasts miles of Pacific beaches.
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