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Republic of Honduras

HONDURAS

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Honduras Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tegucigalpa

Country Honduras
City Tegucigalpa
Latitude/Longitude 14.09, -87.22

Population 990,600

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Honduras, located at the widest part of the isthmus, is the second largest Central American republic. This triangular-shaped country, is bounded on the north by the Atlantic, the east by the Republic of Nicaragua, the south by the Gulf of Fonseca, the Republic of El Salvador and Nicaragua, and west by the Republic of Guatemala. The land area of Honduras, comprising all of its islands, is approximately 43,278 square miles.

Honduras is a democratic constitutional republic, governed by three independent branches: legislative, executive and judicial. The executive (President) and the legislative (unicameral National Congress) are elected to a 4-year-term. The Supreme Court (judicial) serves a 7 year-term, is appointed by congress and confirmed by the president. The country, is politically divided into 18 departments. The cities of Tegucigalpa and Comayaguela together constitute the capital of the republic.

The Honduran population is 8+ million people; one of the fastest-growing of Latin America. The department of Honduras with greater population density is Cortes 400.3 inhabitants per km2. The Hondurans are dedicated mostly to agricultural activities, in addition to manufacturing, social services, among other things. Honduras is a multi-ethnic, and multilingual country, which consists of four major ethnic families: the Latino or mestizo who are the majority, indigenous people (lenca, miskito, tolupan, chortis, pech, tawahkas), garifuna and creole english speakers.

The territory of Honduras is very rough, is formed by high mountain ridges, high plains, deep valleys in which there are extensive and fertile plains crossed by flowing rivers, some of them navigable. All of which, contributes to Honduras' rich biodiversity. It is estimated that in Honduras there are, about 8000 plant species, about 250 reptiles and amphibians, over 700 species of birds and 110 mammal species, distributed in various ecological regions of Honduras.


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