- Country: El Salvador
- D.O.B: May 31, 2013
- Age: 6
- Gender: Girl
Alicia lives with her mother. Alicia's mother is sometimes employed. Her occupation is: Homemaker. Alicia has siblings living in the household. Alicia helps with the following duties at home: No Household Duties - Too Young.Alicia's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing, Dancing, Dolls, Sports.Activities that Alicia enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Alicia's favourite activities are: Learning about God, Playing Games, Snack / Meal Time. Alicia attends school. She is in the equivalent of grade 1.Alicia's favourite subject is art. Her performance in school is average.Alicia's family lives in the area of Tacuba in El Salvador.
Most El Salvadorans live in the country's subtropical central region of valleys and plateaus. A hot coastal plain lies in the south, and the north is mountainous. Nearly all the land is farmed; coffee is grown in the mountains.
Eighty-nine percent of El Salvador's population is of mixed Indian and Spanish descent. About 60 percent live in rural areas. Although a few Indians have retained many of their old customs and traditions, most people have adopted the Spanish language and culture.
The smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, El Salvador was claimed by the Spanish in 1525. Almost 300 years later, El Salvador declared its independence and, after a brief union with Mexico, joined with four other Central American countries to form a federation. When this union ended in 1838, El Salvador became a republic. The country experienced a period of increasing unrest during the 1970s that culminated in a civil war in the 1980s. In 1992, a peace agreement was reached.
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