Where is Honduras located? Map of Honduras…
Where Is Honduras Located? Honduras Map
Honduras is a country in Central America. In Spanish, the country is also called Honduras.
Honduras (common name), or Republic of Honduras (official name), is a country of Central America and Latin America whose capital is Tegucigalpa. The official language is Spanish.
Honduras is located in the narrowest part of the Central American Isthmus. It has 820 kilometers of coast, 644 along the Atlantic Ocean and the rest on the Pacific between the mouth of Rio Negro and Goascorán.
Also part of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea are the islands of the Bay Islands: Utila, Roatán y Guanaja, populated by descendants of English pirates; as well as the Swan Islands and the Cochino Cays.
The Central American Cordillera divides the territory of Honduras into three zones, the east, the center and the west.
There are also three areas characterized by a different type of relief: the northern coastal plain, the southern plain and the mountain range of the three mountain ranges.
More than 65% of the territory is occupied by mountains.
It is the northern coastal plain which is the most productive agricultural zone of the country: it occupies 16% of the national territory, over 670 km wide.
About 90% of the population is of Métis origin, 9% Native American, 1% of European origin. The two dominant religions are Catholicism 47% and Protestantism 41% 2.
The area of the country is 112,492 km² and its population of 7,326,496 inhabitants. To the north and east, Honduras is bordered by the Caribbean Sea, to the south-east by the Republic of Nicaragua, to the south by the Gulf of Fonseca and the Republic of El Salvador and to the west by the Republic of Guatemala .
The two most important cities are Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.
The official currency is the lempira, divided into 100 centimes: it bears the name of the chief cacique of a native people who revolted against the Spanish occupation.
Honduras has two World Heritage sites, the Copán Mayan Site, since 1980, and the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve since 1982, which are in danger.
The country owes its privileged position between two oceans, at the height of the tropics and its topographical characteristics to have a wide variety of habitats on land and at sea, hence a great diversity of flora and fauna, including along the coral reef. Forests are of five different types: tropical rain forest, dry forest, cloud forest, mangrove and pine forest.
The fauna is very rich, especially in the trees. There are hundreds of species of reptiles, parrots and amphibians. The streams are populated with many varieties of fish.