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About Honduras in detail
Where is Honduras?
Honduras, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 14 06 N 87 13 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua.
What is the capital of Honduras?
The capital city of Honduras is: Tegucigalpa.
What is the time in Tegucigalpa?
It is 1 hour behind Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Tegucigalpa is: UTC-6.
What is the Internet code for Honduras?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Honduras is: .hn
What is the size of Honduras?
The territory of Honduras is total: 112,090 sq km; land: 111,890 sq km, water: 200 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Honduras is slightly larger than Tennessee.
If we would like to walk around and discover Honduras, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,575 km.
What is the water coverage of Honduras?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Honduras is covered by water (see below), and this includes 823 km (Caribbean Sea 669 km, Gulf of Fonseca 163 km) coastline.
What is the climate like in Honduras?
The climate of Honduras is subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains.
Geographical data of Honduras
The elevation of Honduras; mean elevation: 684 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Cerro Las Minas 2,870 m.
The typical geographical details of Honduras include mostly mountains in interior, narrow coastal plains.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Honduras is has only a short Pacific coast but a long Caribbean shoreline, including the virtually uninhabited eastern Mosquito Coast.
Resources and land use of Honduras
The country’s main mined products are timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 28.8%; arable land 9.1%; permanent crops 4%; permanent pasture 15.7%; forest: 45.3%; other: 25.9% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Honduras
The number of inhabitants of Honduras is 8,893,259 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most residents live in the mountainous western half of the country; unlike other Central American nations, Honduras is the only one with an urban population that is distributed between two large centers - the capital of Tegucigalpa and the city of San Pedro Sula; the Rio Ulua valley in the north is the only densely populated lowland area.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 54.7% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Honduras is concentrated in TEGUCIGALPA (capital) 1.123 million; San Pedro Sula 852,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Honduras
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) 90%, Amerindian 7%, black 2%, white 1%.
Spoken languages in Honduras
The spoken languages in Honduras are the following: Spanish (official language), Amerindian dialects.
What are the most important religions in Honduras?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%.
Further population data of Honduras
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 33.55% (male 1,524,195 / female 1,459,679) 15-24 years: 21.09% (male 956,315 / female 918,925) 25-54 years: 36.19% (male 1,627,072 / female 1,591,025) 55-64 years: 4.99% (male 207,821 / female 235,776) 65 years and over: 4.19% (male 161,734 / female 210,717) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Honduras is 1.64% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Honduras the birth rate is 22.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Honduras the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Honduras, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Honduras are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 8.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Honduras
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Honduras, the second poorest country in Central America, suffers from extraordinarily unequal distribution of income, as well as high underemployment. While historically dependent on the export of bananas and coffee, Honduras has diversified its export baHonduras’s economy depends heavily on US trade and remittances. The US-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement came into force in 2006 and has helped foster foreign direct investment, but physical and political insecurity, as well as crimeThe economy registered modest economic growth of 3.1%-3.6% from 2010 to 2016, insufficient to improve living standards for the nearly 65% of the population in poverty. In 2016, Honduras faced rising public debt but its economy has performed better than ex.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Honduras is $20.93 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Honduras is 3.6% (2016 estimate) 3.6% (2015 estimate) 3.1% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Honduras this is $5,300 (2016 estimate) $5,200 (2015 estimate) $5,100 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Honduras produces?
The main agricultural products of Honduras are bananas, coffee, citrus, corn, African palm; beef; timber; shrimp, tilapia, lobster, sugar, oriental vegetables.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are sugar, coffee, woven and knit apparel, wood products, cigars. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on sugar, coffee, woven and knit apparel, wood products, cigars.
Drinking water source in Honduras
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.4% of population, rural: 83.8% of population, total: 91.2% of population. Unimproved: urban: 2.6% of population, rural: 16.2% of population, total: 8.8% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Honduras
In Honduras the average number of childbirth is 2.72 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Honduras
The average age of the population is total: 22.6 years; male: 22.3 years, female: 23 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Honduras it is 18 years of age, universal and compulsory.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Honduras is -1.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 1 to 3 years.
Is Honduras a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Honduras
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Honduras density of the hospital beds is 0.7 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Honduras the degree of risk: highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria. Note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Honduras the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Honduras is 16.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Honduras? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Honduras are frequent, but generally mild, earthquakes; extremely susceptible to damaging hurricanes and floods along the Caribbean coast.
More interesting facts about Honduras
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; 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. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Honduras: 15 September 1821 (from Spain).
The flag and other symbols of Honduras
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, 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; the 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: 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 words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom, centered in the white band.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Honduras: scarlet macaw, white-tailed deer; national colors: blue, white.
Constitution of Honduras
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Honduras?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Honduras is civil law system.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Honduras, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional (128 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 24 November 2013 (next to be held in November 2017)election results: percent of vote by party - PNH 33.6%, LIBRE 27.5%, PL 17.0%, PAC 15.2%, PINU 1.9%, UD 1.7%, DC 1.6%, other 1.5%; seats by party - PNH 48, LIBRE 37, PL 27, PAC 13, PINU 1, UD 1, DC 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Honduras
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Honduras the labor force is 3.625 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Honduras is total: 17.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 20 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 15.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Honduras is 3.9% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Honduras, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 0.4% highhest 10%: 42.4% (2009 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Honduras the GINI index is .57,7 (2007).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Honduras the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 0.4% highhest 10%: 42.4% (2009 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Honduras
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Honduras is; revenues: $3.982 billion, expenditures: $4.384 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 19% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Honduras is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Honduras
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.9% (2016 estimate), 3.2% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 20.8% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Honduras
Honduras, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Honduras is: $8.165 billion (2016 estimate), $8.041 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: coffee, apparel, coffee, shrimp, automobile wire harnesses, cigars, bananas, gold, palm oil, fruit, lobster, lumber.
The most important imported products are: communications equipment, machinery and transport, industrial raw materials, chemical products, fuels, foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: US 35.2%, China 13.6%, Guatemala 9.2%, Mexico 6.6%, El Salvador 5.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Honduras
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Honduras, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 28.7% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 10.4% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Honduras, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Honduras; fixed-line connections are increasing but still limited; competition among multiple providers of mobile-cellular services is contributing to a sharp increase in subscribershipdomestic: beginning in 2003, private sub-operators allowed to provide fixed lines in order to expand telephone coverage contributing to a small increase in fixed-line teledensity; mobile-cellular subscribership is roughly 90 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 504; landing point for both the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) and the MAYA-1 fiber-optic submarine cable system that together provide connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Honduras
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Honduras: 103 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Honduras: total: 14,742 km, paved: 3,367 km, unpaved: 11,375 km (1,543 km summer only), note: an additional 8,951 km of non-official roads used by the coffee industry (2012).
The total length of the waterways in Honduras: 465 km (most navigable only by small craft) (2012).
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Facts about Honduras
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Honduras, conventional short form: Honduras, local long form: Republica de Honduras, local short form: Honduras, etymology: the name means "depths" in Spanish and refers to the deep anchorage in the northern Bay of Trujillo.
|Abbrevation: Honduras||Geographic coordinates:
15 00 N, 86 30 W
|Location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Honduras: Tegucigalpa||GPS of the Capital:
14 06 N 87 13 W
|Position: Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua|
|Land area: total: 112,090 sq km; land: 111,890 sq km, water: 200 sq km||Terrain: mostly mountains in interior, narrow coastal plains
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Tennessee|
|Population: 8,893,259 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.64% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.88 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.77 male(s) / female, total population: 1.01 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $8.165 billion (2016 estimate), $8.041 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $11.25 billion (2016 estimate), $11.1 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 35.2%, China 13.6%, Guatemala 9.2%, Mexico 6.6%, El Salvador 5.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 54.7% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): TEGUCIGALPA (capital) 1.123 million; San Pedro Sula 852,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 22.6 years; male: 22.3 years, female: 23 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 1.781 million. Percent of population: 20.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 497,072. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 8.048 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 92 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 3.9% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Honduran(s) adjective: Honduran||National holidays: Independence Day, 15 September (1821)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 71.1 years. Male: 69.5 years, female: 72.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.72 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 22.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 88.5%; male: 88.4%, female: 88.6% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal and compulsory|
|Industries: sugar, coffee, woven and knit apparel, wood products, cigars||Industrial production growth rate: 3.3% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.6% (2016 estimate) 3.6% (2015 estimate) 3.1% (2014 estimate)|
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