Salvador, a small republic of Central America, W. of Nicaragua, and S. of Honduras and Guatemala. The interior is mountainous and volcanic, but the valleys and the slope down to the coast are very fertile. The main products are indigo, maize, cotton, tobacco, balsam of Peru, and cedar wood. The (Pacific) coast, 150 miles long, includes the Bay of Fonseca. The capital, San Salvador, was destroyed by an earthquake in 1873, but few lives were lost.