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Basic information about Honduras
Honduras (/hɒnˈdʊərəs/; [onˈduɾas]), officially the Republic of Honduras (Spanish: República de Honduras), is a republic in Central America. It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize. Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea. Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, prior to being conquered by Spain in the sixteenth century. The Spanish introduced Roman Catholicism and the now predominant Spanish language, along with numerous customs that have blended with the indigenous culture. Honduras became independent in 1821 and has since been a republic, although it has consistently endured much social strife and political instability, remaining one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. Honduras spans an area of about 112,492 km2 and has a population exceeding 8 million. Its northern portions are part of the Western Caribbean Zone, as reflected in the area's demographics and culture. Honduras is known for its rich natural resources, including various minerals, coffee, tropical fruit, and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry, which serves the international market.Honduras (/hɒnˈdʊərəs/; [onˈduɾas]), officially the Republic of Honduras (Spanish: República de Honduras), is a republic in Central America. It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize. Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea. Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, prior to being conquered by Spain in the sixteenth century. The Spanish introduced Roman Catholicism and the now predominant Spanish language, along with numerous customs that have blended with the indigenous culture. Honduras became independent in 1821 and has since been a republic, although it has consistently endured much social strife and political instability, remaining one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. Honduras spans an area of about 112,492 km2 and has a population exceeding 8 million. Its northern portions are part of the Western Caribbean Zone, as reflected in the area's demographics and culture. Honduras is known for its rich natural resources, including various minerals, coffee, tropical fruit, and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry, which serves the international market.
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YoroYoro is one of the 18 departments into which Honduras is divided. The department contains rich agricultural lands, concentrated mainly on the valley of the Aguan River and the Sula Valley, on opposite ends. The departmental capital is Yoro. The department covers a total surface area of 7,939 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 503,886 people. It is famous for the Lluvia de Peces (rain of fishes), a tradition by which fish fall from the sky during very heavy rains.Show on map
ValleValle is one of the 18 departments into which Honduras is divided. The departmental capital is Nacaome. The department faces the Gulf of Fonseca and contains mangrove swamps; inland, it is very hot and dry. The department covers a total surface area of 1,665 km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 178,561 people. Valle Department was organized in 1893.Show on map
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OlanchoOlancho is one of the 18 departments into which Honduras is divided. It is the largest of all the departments, and Hondurans frequently point out that the department is larger than the neighboring Republic of El Salvador because it is. The department covers a total surface area of 24,057 km² and has an estimated 2015 population of 537,306 inhabitants. The departmental capital is Juticalpa.Show on map
OcotepequeOcotepeque is one of the 18 departments of Honduras, Central America, located in the West and bordering both El Salvador and Guatemala. It was formed in 1906 from part of Copán department. The capital and main city is Ocotepeque. The department covers a total surface area of 1,630 km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 151,516.Show on map
LempiraLempira is one of the 18 departments of Honduras, Central America, located in the western part of the country with borders with El Salvador. It was named Gracias department until 1943, and the departmental capital is Gracias. In colonial times, Gracias was an early important administrative center for the Spaniards. It eventually lost importance to Antigua, in Guatemala. The department covers a total surface area of 4,290km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 277,910.Show on map
La PazLa Paz (Spanish pronunciation: [la pas]) is one of the 18 departments into which Honduras is divided. The departmental capital is the city of La Paz. The department covers a total surface area of 2,331 km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 206,065.Show on map
Bay IslandsThe Bay Islands (Spanish: Islas de la Bahía; pronounced: [ˈizlaz ðe la βaˈi.a]) is a group of islands off the coast of Honduras. Collectively, the islands form one of the 18 Departments of Honduras. The departmental capital is Roatan, on the island of Roatán. The total surface area of the islands is 250 km2. In 2013, they had an estimated population of 71,500 people. The islands comprise three separate groups:Show on map
IntibucaIntibucá is one of the 18 departments in the Republic of Honduras. Intibucá covers a total surface area of 1,186.1 square miles (3,072 km2). Its capital is the city of La Esperanza, in the municipality of La Esperanza.Show on map
Gracias a DiosGracias a Dios (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡɾasjas a ðjos], Thank God) is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which Honduras is divided. The departmental capital is Puerto Lempira; until 1975 it was Brus Laguna. Once a part of the Mosquito Coast, it was formed in 1957 from all of Mosquitia territory and parts of Colón and Olancho departments, with the boundary running along 85° W from Cape Camarón south. The department is rather remote and inaccessible by land, though local airlines fly to the main cities.Show on map
Francisco MorazanFrancisco Morazán (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈsisko moɾaˈsan]), FMO is one of the departments of Honduras. It is located in the central part of the nation. The departmental capital is Tegucigalpa, which is also Honduras's national capital. Until 1943 it was known as Tegucigalpa department. It was named after national hero Francisco Morazán. Francisco Morazán department covers a total surface area of 7,946 km2 (3,068 sq mi) and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 1,680,700 people. The coat-of-arms and department flag of Francisco Morazán Department are the same as its capital, Tegucigalpa.Show on map
El ParaisoEl Paraíso (Spanish pronunciation: [el paɾaˈiso]) is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which Honduras is divided. Formed in 1878 from part of Tegucigalpa Department. The departmental capital is Yuscarán. El Paraíso department covers a total surface area of 7489 km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 458,742.Show on map
CortesCortés is one of the 18 departments into which Honduras is divided. The department covers a total surface area of 3,954 km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 1,612,762 people, making it the most populous department in Honduras. The Merendón Mountains rise in western Cortés, but the department is mostly a tropical lowland, the Sula Valley, crossed by the Ulúa and Chamelecon rivers.Show on map
CopanCopán is one of the departments in the western part of Honduras. The departmental capital is the town of Santa Rosa de Copán. The department is well known for its tobacco and fine cigars. The department is famous for its Pre-Columbian archaeological site at Copán, one of the greatest cities of the Maya civilization. The department of Copán covers a total surface area of 3,242 km2 and, in 2015, had an estimated population of about 382,722 people.Show on map
ComayaguaComayagua (Spanish pronunciation: [komaˈʝaɣwa]) is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which Honduras is divided. The departmental capital is Comayagua.Show on map
ColonColón is one of the 18 departments into which Honduras is divided. It was created in 1881. The departmental capital is Trujillo, and the other main city is Tocoa. Trujillo was the site of the first Catholic Mass in the American mainland, held when Christopher Columbus reached the Honduran shore in 1502. The department covers a total surface area of 8,875 km² and, in 2007, had an estimated population of 284,900 people.Show on map
CholutecaCholuteca is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which Honduras is divided. It is the southernmost department of Honduras, bordering the Gulf of Fonseca to the west and the Republic of Nicaragua to the east and south. The departmental capital is city of Choluteca. There is also a river named Choluteca that runs through the department. The department covers a total surface area of 4,211 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 420,350 people.Show on map
AtlantidaAtlántida (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈtlantiða]) is a department located on the north Caribbean shore of Honduras, Central America. The capital is the port city of La Ceiba. In the past decades the tourism took over to become the most important legitimate economic source for the coastal area. In 2005 it had an estimated population of about 372,532 people. The department covers a total surface area of 4,251 km².Show on map