Republic of Honduras is located in Central America of the North American Continent, with a population of 8,296,693,
making it the 93rd largest national population. Its capital and largest city is also
Tegucigalpa with a total population of
1,126,534. The country encompasses 112,090 square kilometers making it the 102nd largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua, Gulf of Fonseca, El Salvador, Guatemala and the Gulf of Honduras.

President Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo Sosa is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice
President Maria Antonieta Guillen de Bogran achieved that status by popular vote for a four-year term. President Lobo
d interim President Roberto Micheletti who had been appointed of the National Congress following the military coup
and forced exile of President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales on 28 June 2009. Its form of government is a democratic
constitutional republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 11th January 1982.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Spanish and Amerindian dialects. It counts among its major religions
Roman Catholic and Protestant. As sources of mass communication it has 241 AM, 53 FM, 12 Short Wave and 11
Television stations.

Major geographical features are Cerro Las Minas, its highest point at 2,870 meters and the Caribbean Sea, its lowest point
at 0 meters. Its principal waterways are Rio Ulua and Rio Patuca, which measure 465 meters.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are sugar, coffee, textiles, clothing and
wood products. Its official currency is the Honduran Lempira.

Here’s something you may not know about Honduras. Honduras fought in a war called the Soccer War. In 1969 El
Salvador and Honduras went to war beginning at a soccer match leading to the World Cup. The war only lasted 4 days but
killed 2,000 people
Cerro Las Minas-
Honduras' highest point
The Copan ruins-one
of the thousands of
Mayan mounds
Fire dancer on Moskito
Lago de Yojoa
Macaws-they are
becoming rare to find
Mayan mother and
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Puerto Cortes on the
Caribbean Sea,
Honduras' lowest point
Honduras' capital and
largest city
Golfo de Fonseca-
Honduras' Pacific
coast and
southernmost point
Rio Ulua
Tall Ship off the
Caribbean coast of
Updated 27 July 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.8% (2009 est.)


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Baleada- a traditional
Honduran dish of a
wheat flour tortilla and
mashed fried beans
Coco River- Honduras'
easternmost point on
the Caribbean Sea
and the Nicaragua
Copan on Honduras'
border with Guatemala
Honduras' border with
El Salvador
Girl in traditional
Honduran dress
Isle de Guanaja-
northernmost island in
the Caribbean Sea
Honduras' border with
Nueva Ocotepeque-
westernmost point
near the tri-border with
Guatemala and El
Resort at Puerto
Castilla- Honduras'
northernmost point on
the Caribbean Sea