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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Honduras

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC -6
  • Electricity: 110/220V, 60 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
  • Currency: Lempira (L)
  • Country Dialing Code: 504

Honduras

Location
Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua

Capital
Tegucigalpa

Population
6,975,204 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2005 est.)

Regions
18 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Atlantida, Choluteca, Colon, Comayagua, Copan, Cortes, El Paraiso, Francisco Morazan, Gracias a Dios, Intibuca, Islas de la Bahia, La Paz, Lempira, Ocotepeque, Olancho, Santa Barbara, Valle, Yoro

Largest cities of Honduras
Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Choloma, La Ceiba, El Progreso, Ciudad Choluteca, Comayagua, Puerto Cortez

Climate
subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains

Ethnic groups
mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) 90%, Amerindian 7%, black 2%, white 1%

Religions
Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%

Languages
Spanish, Amerindian dialects

Government type
democratic constitutional republic

Background
Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a 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 leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage.

Flag of Honduras
Flag of Hondurasthe blue bands symbolize the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; the white band represents the land between the two bodies of water and the peace and prosperity of its people note.

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Source: Central Intelligence Agency.
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