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Honduras

Official English Name: Republic of Honduras

Official Local Name(s): República de Honduras

Common English Name: Honduras

Capital: Tegucigalpa

REGION
Central America
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
El Salvador (Southwest)
Guatemala (West)
Nicaragua (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Pacific Ocean (South)
Caribbean Sea (North)
TOTAL AREA
112,090 km2 (99.8% land, 0.2% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1,575 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
832 km
CLIMATE
Subtropical in lowlands
Temperate in mountains
TERRAIN
Mountainous interior
Narrow coastal plains
HIGHEST POINT
Cerro Las Minas (2,870 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Timber
Gold
Silver
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Iron ore
Antimony
Coal
Fish
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Flooding
Hurricanes
Earthquakes
DEMONYM
Honduran
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS1
Mestizo (90%)
Amerindian (7%)
Black (2%)
White (1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Spanish
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS1
Roman Catholic (97%)
Protestant (3%)
POPULATION
8,893,259
LARGEST CITY
Tegucigalpa (996,658)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
San Pedro Sula (598,519)
La Ceiba (176,212)
Choloma (163,818)
El Progreso (114,934)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Democratic Constitutional Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Juan Orlando Hernández
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
18 Departments
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
15 September 1821 (from Spain)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Scarlet macaw
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Himno Nacional de Honduras
GDP PER CAPITA
$5,100 (USD)
CURRENCY
L (Lempira)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = L22.58
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.hn
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+504

Popular culture is not often expressed through artistic creations but rather through festivals.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ho.html (Majority of information)

http://www.ine.gob.hn/index.php/component/content/article?id=83 (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 7 November 2016

1 The last census done in Honduras was in 2001. Sources with recent estimates are either not available or unreliable.