San Salvador City is the capital and largest city of the nation of El Salvador. It is the third most populous city in Central America after Guatemala City and Managua. Home to one-half of El Salvador's wealth, the city's per capita GDP - PPP is approximately USD11,200, compared to a national average of USD5,260 (2002). The city has a long history, with origins dating back to the Spanish conquest of the Pipil tribes. The name of the capital city is the Spanish name of "Holy Savior".
The symbols of the city are the shield, flag, anthem and the rod edicilia. The first three emerged at the initiative of a contest launched in 1943. The shield (designed by the painter José Mejía Vides) shows four quadrants: the two at the top right and bottom left oblique carry the blue and white (representing the Federal and National Flag), the top left frame displays a necklace emerald, symbol and the remaining Cuscatlán the bell of the Church of La Merced, which is awarded to José Matías Delgado having ringing in the 1811 Independence Movement.
As the flag was designed at the initiative of the authorities. Was chosen as the anthem produced by Carlos Bustamante (lyrics) and Ciriaco de Jesus Wings (music).
The municipal staff, meanwhile, shows a series of figures and symbols relating to local history. From top to bottom these images are: Image is representative of local breed, First Mayor Don Diego de Olguin, Carlos V of Spain, Royal Decree which named San Salvador City Mayor Don Antonio Gutierrez, 1811, Priest José Matías Delgado, Seal Liberation 1811, 1821 Independence Seal, Shield Current Municipal Freedom Union National Emblem God.