Where is Honduras?

Located in Central America, Honduras has a 1,575.00 km border with Guatemala (244 km), El Salvador (391 km) and Nicaragua (940 km).The International Court of Justice ruled on the delimitaton of "bolsones", a disputed area along the El Salvador-Honduras border.

Honduras is a North American country covering 112,090.00 km2 of which 0.18% is water and 111,890.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 104th largest country in the world and slightly larger than Tennessee. Its geographic coordinates are 15 00 N, 86 30 W and Tegucigalpa is the capital city.

The name Honduras means "depths" in Spanish.

Its ISO code is HN.

Geography

Honduras has a mean elevation of 684 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Cerro Las Minas which is 2,870m above tall.

It has a subtropical climate in the lowlands which is more temperate in mountainous areas. its terrain is mostly mountainous in the interior with some narrow coastal plains.

Population

Honduras has a population of 8,893,259 making it the 93rd largest in the world. The country's population mostly resides in the mountainous western half of the country.

Spanish is the official language. The major ethnic group reported is mestizo. The majority of the country is Roman Catholics.

The dialing code for the country is 504.

Government

Honduras is an independent country. It gained independence from Spain in 1821. Its constitution was last ratified in 1982.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Honduras's GDP is $43,190,000,000.00 (USD) with $5,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 111th largest economy and its citizens the 161st richest in the world. The currency of Honduras is the Lempira (HNL).

Its major export partners are the United States, Germany, and El Salvador. Its main exports are coffee, apparel, and shrimp. Its major import partners are the United States, China, and Guatemala. Its major imports include communications equipment, machinery and transport, industrial raw materials, and chemical products.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017