El Salvador the best-organized nation in the region

Given its socio-demographic situation and its size, El Salvador is the best-organized nation of Central America territorially.

Friday, July 11, 2008


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El Salvador prepared a National Ordering of Territory between 2001 and 2004, with the goal of creating a new model for its territorial, institutional and administrative organization.
Traditionally, territorial arrangements aim to ensure a fair and functional sharing of human activities - economic, transport, professional, home life, business, schools, and so on).
The new plan has been successful. El Salvador's concentration of population, activities and wealth in the nation are strong, even taking into account the urban migration.

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