San Salvador is the capital and the most populous city of El Salvador and its the country’s political, cultural, educational and financial center. The Metropolitan Area of San Salvador comprises the capital itself and has a population of 1,767,102. San Salvador is located in the Salvadoran highlands, surrounded by volcanoes and prone to earthquakes. The city is also home to the Catholic Archdiocese, as well as many Protestant branches of Christianity, including Evangelicals, Latter-day Saints, Baptists, and Pentecostals. San Salvador has the second largest Jewish community in Central America and a small Muslim community. The city has suffered from many severe earthquakes, the most disastrous of which occurred in 1854. San Salvador wheelchair access leaves much to be desired.
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