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Learn more about Honduras.
Flag of Honduras Honduras
Population: 6,823,568 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Tegucigalpa
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An Introduction to 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 approximately $2 billion in damage.

Honduras map

Map of Honduras ( Location ) : 15 00 N, 86 30 W, Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua. For additional reports and educational information specific to Honduras, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Honduran Flag
Three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue with five blue, five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band; the stars represent the members of the former Federal Republic of Central America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua; similar to the flag of El Salvador, which features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL centered in the white band; also similar to the flag of Nicaragua, which features a triangle encircled by the word REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom, centered in the white band.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Honduras.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.24%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 64.99 yrs - Male
    • 67.37 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 322,500 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 570,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 2,450,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .hn

Did you know ... People from Honduras are called Hondurans
 

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