Comprehensive information about Honduras. Here you will find comprehensive information about Honduras, including in its diversity: geography, economy, science, people, culture, environment, government and history. Access to newspapers from Honduras, and extensive travel and tourism information for the country.
Flag of HondurasBackground: Part of Spain’s vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and one-half decades of military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting against leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused almost $1 billion in damage. (Source: CIA – The World Factbook) border countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua
| Official Name: República de Honduras
Short form: Honduras
International long form: Republic of Honduras
ISO Country Code: hn
Local Time = UTC -6h
Country Calling Code: +504
Capital City: Tegucigalpa (pop. 850 000); metropolitan area 1.2 million.
San Pedro Sula the industrial capital of Honduras, (pop. 500 000); metropolitan area over 1 million.
Government: Type: Democratic constitutional republic.Independence: 15 September 1821 (from Spain) Constitution: 1982.
Geography: Location: Central America/Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Nicaragua. Area: 112,492 km² (43,433 sq. mi.)
Climate: Tropical to subtropical, depending on elevation.
People: Nationality: Honduran(s) Population: 8.4 million (2012) Ethnic groups: 90% mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European); others of European, Arab, African, or Asian ancestry; and indigenous Indians 7%. Religions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant minority. Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialects. Literacy: 72%.
Natural resources: Timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower.
Agriculture-products: Bananas, coffee, citrus; beef; timber; shrimp.
Currency: Lempira (HNL)
Honduras Statistics Honduras Key Statistical Data.
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Congreso Nacional de la República de Honduras Honduras National Congress of the Republic of Honduras (Spanish) Statistics Instituto Nacional de Estadística National Statistical Office of Honduras. Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores Secretary of Foreign Relations (Spanish) Diplomatic Missions Embassy of Honduras in the U.S. Washington D.C. Maps Map of Honduras Map of Honduras. Tegucigalpa Map Map of the Capital of Honduras Google Earth Honduras Searchable msp/satellite view of Honduras. Google Earth Tegucigalpa Searchable msp/satellite view of Honduras’ capital city. Map of Central America and the Caribbean Reference Map of Central America and the Caribbean.
Departments of Honduras
Anibal Cruz Site with paintings of Anibal Cruz.
Butterfly Museum La Ceiba Butterfly and Insect Museum, a collection of over 9000 butterflies, moths and other insects from Honduras and around the world.
Garifuna (Black Caribs) Garifuna.com Site about the Garifuna Community of Honduras.
Banco Central de Honduras Central Bank Honduras.Bolsa Centroamericana de Valores Honduras Stock Exchange.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cortes
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa Honduras Products
Honduras Coffee Company Copan Trade Gourmet Coffee Roasts and Blends.
Honduras Tourism – Honduras Tourism
Universidad Catolica de Honduras Cathiolic education since 1992.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras Main university of Honduras founded in 1847.
Universidad Jose Cecilio del Valle Founded in 1978.
Fucahua – National Parks of Trujillo The non-profit foundation is working locally to protect both national parks, the site provides also information on both National Parks in the Trujillo region. (Parque Nacional Capiro Calentura and Reserva de Vida Silvestre Laguna Guaimoreto).
History of Honduras – Honduras history
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