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Destination Honduras, the Central American country occuping a mountainous portion of the land bridge between North and South America. Honduras is bordering the Caribbean Sea (Atlantic Ocean) in north and it has a short coastline on the Pacific Ocean (at the Gulf of Fonseca).
Flag of Honduras
Countries with international borders to Honduras are El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, it shares maritime borders with Belize, Colombia, Cuba, and Mexico.
Honduras has a population of 8.5 million people (in 2015). Capital city is Tegucigalpa (pop. 1.2 million). Spoken language is Spanish (official)
Republic of Honduras | República de Honduras
Part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and one-half decades of mostly 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
related countries: Spain
República de Honduras
short form: Honduras
int'l long form: Republic of Honduras
ISO Country Code: hn
Actual Time: Fri-July-28 13:05
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.
Type: Democratic constitutional republic.
Independence: 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
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.
Population: 8.5 million (2015)
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.
Natural resources: Timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower.
Agriculture-products: Bananas, coffee, citrus; beef; timber; shrimp.
Exports - commodities: coffee, apparel, coffee, shrimp, automobile wire harnesses, cigars, bananas, gold, palm oil, fruit, lobster, lumber
Exports - partners: US 36%, Germany 8.7%, El Salvador 8.5%, Guatemala 6%, Nicaragua 5.6%, Netherlands 4.1% (2015)
Imports - commodities: communications equipment, machinery and transport, industrial raw materials, chemical products, fuels, foodstuffs
Imports - partners: US 35.2%, China 13.6%, Guatemala 9.2%, Mexico 6.6%, El Salvador 5.1% (2015)
Currency: Lempira (HNL)
Honduras in numbers
Honduras Key Statistical Data.
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Official Sites of HondurasCongreso Nacional de la República de Honduras
Honduras National Congres of the Republic of Honduras (Spanish)
Instituto Nacional de Estadística
National Statistical Office of Honduras.
Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores
Secretary of Foreign Relations (Spanish)
Embassy of Honduras in the U.S.
Map of Honduras
Political map of Honduras.
Administrative Map of Honduras
Honduras map with administrative divisions (departments).
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.
Tiempo Digital - National and international news (Spanish)
Honduras This Week
National and international news.
Hondura news (Spanish)
National and international news (Spanish)
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Arts & CultureAnibal 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)
Site about the Garifuna Community of Honduras.
Business & EconomyBanco Central de Honduras
Central Bank Honduras.
Bolsa Centroamericana de Valores
Hoduras Stock Exchange.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cortes
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa
Honduras Coffee Company
Gourmet Coffee Roasts and Blends.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Honduras - Country Guides
The Official Travel Guide of Honduras.
Copan and the Copan ruins
About Copán and its ruins, part of the Mayan Indian culture.
Visitors Guide to the island of Roatan - Hotels, Diving, Real Estate and more.
EducationUniversidad 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.
Environment & NatureFucahua - 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).
Honduras This Week Special Edition: The Environment
Articles related to Honduras environment.
HistoryHistory of Honduras
Survey of Honduras history.
With an index of Honduran sites.
Honduras Internet Directory
Honduran Websitea Index
Honduras Website Index
Additional Information on HondurasBBC News Country Profile: Honduras
LANIC - Honduras
Latin American Network Information Center on Honduras
Open Directory Project: Honduras
The World Factbook -- Honduras
Other Countries of Middle and Central America:
Belize | Costa Rica | El Salvador | Guatemala | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama
Countries of South America:
Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Ecuador | French Guiana
Guyana | Paraguay | Peru | Uruguay | Suriname | Venezuela
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