The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location.
The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.
|Region||Testing Format||Fee||Test Dates|
|San Salvador||TOEFL iBT||$185
|Sat., Feb 23, 2019
Sat., Mar 09, 2019
Sat., Mar 16, 2019
Fri., Apr 05, 2019
Sat., Apr 13, 2019
Sat., May 04, 2019
Sat., May 18, 2019
Sat., Jun 01, 2019
Fri., Jul 12, 2019
Sat., Jul 13, 2019
El Salvador Overview
El Salvador is a state in Central America with the capital San Salvador. It is the smallest country in the region and about the size of Hesse. The earthquake-prone El Salvador is a fertile hill and mountainous country, which is why it is often called the “garden republic”. The central high plateau with grasslands and lakes is bordered by two mountain ranges, of which the southern one has 14 volcanoes, some of which are still active. The climate is humid and tropical. Culturally, the nation is shaped by the language and religion of the Spanish conquerors who blended with the Maya heritage. Around 86% of the population are descendants from the union of Europeans and members of the indigenous population (mestizos), the remaining 14% indigenous and white people. The stark contrasts between the landed white upper class and the broad class of small farmers and day laborers led to a bloody civil war in the 1980s. Even after its end, the great differences between rich and poor persist. A third of Salvadorans live in poverty. The country was under Spanish rule from 1524/25. In 1821 it became independent. Military dictatorships ruled from 1931. After the military coup in 1979, there was a civil war between government troops, left-wing and right-wing radical groups, which was ended in 1992 with a peace treaty. El Salvador is one of the middle-income developing countries. Economically important are the low wage industries that are important to the US manufacture, and the remittances of Salvadoran workers from the United States.
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of El Salvador. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Republic of El Salvador
- License plate: ES
- ISO-3166: SV, SLV (222)
- Internet domain:.sv
- Currency: 1 El Salvadorian Colón (¢) = 100 Centavos
- Area: 21,040 km²
- Population (2018): 6.4 million
- Capital: San Salvador
- Official language (s): Spanish
- Form of government: Presidential Republic
- Administrative division: 14 departments
- Head of State: President Nayib Bukele (since 1.6.2019)
- Religion (s) (2014): Christians (50% Catholics; 36% Protestants), 12% non-denominational, 2% other / n / a
- Time zone: Central European Time –7 hours
- National Day: September 15th
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): Central America
- Location (coordinates): between 13 ° 09 ‘and 14 ° 27’ north latitude and 87 ° 41 ‘and 90 ° 08’ west longitude
- Climate: Tropical climate
- Highest mountain: El Pital (2,730 m)
- Road network (2017): 5 341 km (paved), 3 671 km (unpaved)
- Railway network: 25 km
- Annual population growth (2020): 0.8%
- Birth rate (2020): 18.6 per 1,000 residents.
- Death rate (2020): 5.9 per 1,000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 27.7 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 74.8 years (men 71.3; women 78.6)
- Age structure (2020): 25.8% younger than 15 years, 7.6% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15-year-olds and older) (2017): 88.5%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2017): 157 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2017): 31 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2018): US $ 3,924
- Total GDP (2018): US $ 26 billion
- GNI per capita (2018): US $ 3,820
- Education expenditure (2017): 3.8% of GDP
- Military expenditure (2018): 1.0% of GDP
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2017): 4.5%
Politics and law
According to the constitution that came into force on December 20, 1983, El Salvador is a presidential republic. The head of state, head of government and commander-in-chief of the armed forces is the president, who is directly elected for a period of 5 years. Re-election is not possible. Legislation rests with the National Assembly. Its 84 MPs are elected for 3 years. There is a right to vote and an obligation to vote from the age of 18.
On February 3, 2019, the conservative Nayib Bukele (* 1981) was elected the country’s youngest president to date with 53.1% of the vote and sworn in on June 1, 2019. His government faces many problems. The most important are poverty, corruption, violent crime and the ongoing emigration of many citizens to the USA.
There is general compulsory schooling from 7 to 15 years of age. Lessons are free. Due to a lack of teachers, schools and teaching materials, compulsory schooling can often not be enforced, especially in rural areas. The nine-year primary and secondary education is divided into three-year stages. This is followed by general (2 years) or vocational (3 years) high school. The state’s Universidad de El Salvador (founded in 1841) and the private, Jesuit- run Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas are among the country’s renowned universities.
Freedom of opinion and freedom of the press are guaranteed, and independent reporting is mostly possible. Four daily newspapers and one weekly newspaper dominate the market. Most of the around 200 private radio stations are local radios. In addition to religious TV channels and commercial providers, there is the »TV Cultural Educativa« operated by the Ministry of Education and the program of the Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador. There are also cable and satellite channels.