Although El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America with an area of only about 21,040 square kilometres, it is the most densely populated. El Salvador has a population of over 6,500,000 people. It is divided into 14 sections called Departamentos. It has 25 volcanoes, 14 lakes and four major cities. It is divided into three regions: East, Central and West, with the capital San Salvador in the central region, Santa Ana in the west and San Miguel, the largest city in the east.
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