People  Source: The World Bank
Population 6,107,706 (2014)
Population Growth Rate 0.296 annual % (2014)
Age Dependency Ratio 55.295 % of working-age population (2014)
Urban Population 66.255 % of total (2014)
Infant Mortality Rate 14.4 per 1,000 live births (2015)
Life Expectancy at Birth 72.755 years (2014)
Age distribution - % of total population (2014);
Energy Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
    Production 6,180,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Consumption 5,665,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Exports 78,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Imports 163,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Renewable Electricity Generation 3,752,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Production -513.66 bbl/day (2013)
    Consumption 46,210 bbl/day (2013)
    Exports (Refined) 2,424.6 bbl/day (2010)
    Imports (Refined) 29,016.44 bbl/day (2010)
    Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 bbl (2015)
    Production (Gross) 0 cu ft (2012)
    Consumption (Dry) 0 cu ft (2013)
    Exports (Dry) 0 cu ft (2013)
    Imports (Dry) 0 cu ft (2013)
    Proved Reserves 0 cu ft (2015)
Technology & Infrastructure  Source: CIA World Factbook
Airports 65 (2012)
Cellular Telephones 8,316,000 (2011 est.)
Highways 10,886 km (2000)
Internet Hosts 24,070 (2012)
Internet Users 746,000 (2009)
Railways 283 km (2010)
Telephones 1,030,000 (2011 est.)
Geography & Environment Source: CIA World Factbook
LocationCentral America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras
Total Area21,041 sq. km
Land Area20,721 sq. km
Water Area320 sq. km
Coastline307 km
Climatetropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands
Terrainmostly mountains with narrow coastal belt and central plateau
Lowest PointPacific Ocean 0 m
Highest Point Cerro El Pital 2,730 m