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The Republic of San Doloroso is one of the poorest countries in Central America. It has a land area of 96,400 square kilometres and a population of five and a half million people. It shares borders with Nicaragua to the north and Costa Rica to the south. On the east coast lies the Caribbean Sea and on the west the Pacific Ocean. The capital city is Toronja and the unit of currency is the Cambur.
Originally a Spanish colony, the country has a significant ethnic mix. The indigenous population rubs shoulders with people of European extractionand a sizeable minority descended from black slaves. There are also many people of mixed race. The official language is Spanish, although Escoria is also widely spoken and English is taught as a second language in some schools. The country is largely Roman Catholic, although the pre-Christian Escoria religion still has influence in some areas.
Conquered by the Spanish in the early Sixteenth Century, for a time San Doloroso formed part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. It achieved independence from Europe in 1821 but for a time was part of the Federal Republic of Central America. It became fully independent in 1839 and adopted the name San Doloroso in tribute to the revolutionary leader Simón Doloroso.