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Destination Honduras, this page is about many aspects of Honduras. Here you will find comprehensive information about Honduras in its diversity: geography, economy, science, people, culture, environment, government and history.
You will have access to newspapers from Honduras and you will find extensive travel and tourism information for Honduras.


Republic of Honduras | República de Honduras

Country Profile

Honduras Flag
Flag of 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

Where in Central America is Honduras?
Official Name:
República de Honduras
short form: Honduras
int'l long form: Republic of Honduras

ISO Country Code: hn

Actual Time: Fri-Oct-28  15:32
Local Time = UTC -6h

Country Calling Code: +504

Capital City: Tegucigalpa (pop. 850 000); metropolitan area 1.2 million.

Other Cities:
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)
Constitution: 1982.

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.)
Terrain: Mountainous.

Climate: Tropical to subtropical, depending on elevation.

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 in numbers
Honduras Key Statistical Data.

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Official Sites of Honduras

Congreso 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)

Diplomatic Missions
Embassy of Honduras in the U.S.
Washington D.C.


Map of Honduras
Political map of Honduras.
Administrative Map of Honduras
Honduras map with administrative divisions (departments).
Google Earth Google Earth Honduras
Searchable msp/satellite view of Honduras.
Google Earth 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. 


El Tiempo
Tiempo Digital - National and international news (Spanish)
Honduras This Week
National and international news.
La Prensa
Hondura news (Spanish)
La Tribuna
National and international news (Spanish)
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Arts & Culture

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)
Site about the Garifuna Community of Honduras.

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Business & Economy

Banco 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

__Hondura Products
Honduras Coffee Company
Gourmet Coffee Roasts and Blends.

Destination Honduras - Country Guides

Honduras Tips
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.

Travel and Tour Consumer Information


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.

Environment & Nature

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).

Honduras This Week Special Edition: The Environment
Articles related to Honduras environment.


History of Honduras
Survey of Honduras history.


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