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El Salvador

U.S. Department of State Background Note El SalvadorAn indigenous woman creates a flower arrangement for a celebration, Panchimalco, El Salvador, May 6, 2007. [© AP Images] PROFILEOFFIC…

Salvador Dali

Name at birth: Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali i DomenechSalvador Dali was the 20th century's most famous surrealist artist. He may be best known as the painter of 1931's The Persistence of Memory -- the…

El Salvador

El Salvador Profile More Geographic Information Country Profiles Flags World Geography World Statistics U.S. State Profiles U.S. Cities U.S. Geography U.S. Statistics Central America…

The Size of El Salvador

The Question: El Salvador is most closely equivalent in size to what U.S. state? The Answer: El Salvador has a total area of 21,040 sq k…

January 2001 Disasters

Jan. 13, San Miguel, El Salvador: Magnitude 7.6 earthquake set off some 185 landslides across El Salvador; at least 844 died and nearly 100,000 houses were destroyed.Jan. 26, Bhuj, India: Magn…

February 2001 Disasters

Feb. 9, nr. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii: U.S. submarine Greeneville collided with the Ehime Maru, a Japanese fishing boat, which quickly sank. Twenty-six of the people aboard were rescued; nine other…

October 2005 Disasters

Oct. 1, El Salvador: Ilamatepec volcano, the highest in El Salvador, erupted, killing 2. Thousand evacuated the area as boiling water poured down the slopes and a column of ash reached 50,000 …

Balthus

Name at birth: Balthasar Klossowski de RolaBalthus was a French painter in the second half of the 20th century, famous for his somewhat disturbing paintings of pubescent girls and for his association …