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San Salvador

[ san -sal-vuh-dawr; Spanish sahn -sahl-vah-thawr ]
/ sæn ˈsæl vəˌdɔr; Spanish sɑn ˌsɑl vɑˈðɔr /
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noun
Also called Watling Island. an island in the E central Bahamas: long held to be the first land in the New World sighted by Christopher Columbus 1492. 60 sq. mi. (155 sq. km).Compare Samana Cay.
a city in and the capital of El Salvador.
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British Dictionary definitions for San Salvador

San Salvador
/ (sæn ˈsælvəˌdɔː, Spanish san salβaˈðɔr) /

noun
the capital of El Salvador, situated in the SW central part: became capital in 1841; ruined by earthquakes in 1854 and 1873; university (1841). Pop: 1 472 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for San Salvador

San Salvador

Capital of El Salvador and the largest city in the country, located in central El Salvador.

notes for San Salvador

The city has suffered from recurrent and severe earthquakes.
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