According to Allcitycodes, El Salvador is a Central American country located on the Pacific coast of the continent. It has a land area of 21,041 square kilometers (8,124 square miles). The capital city of El Salvador is San Salvador. The terrain in El Salvador consists mostly of rugged mountain ranges with some volcanic foothills scattered throughout the country. The highest point in El Salvador is Cerro El Pital at 2,730 meters (8,957 feet). Major rivers include the Lempa River and other smaller rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean. The climate of El Salvador is tropical with hot summers and mild winters. The area code of El Salvador is +503. This code was introduced on 1 July 1998 when El Salvador switched from its old international dialling code of +800 to +503 for all incoming calls from abroad. This change was made so that all incoming calls would be routed through international carriers instead of neighbouring countries. This has helped increase security as well as improve call quality for customers calling into El Salvador from abroad. Check philosophynearby for El Salvador in 2019.