Honduras

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HONDURAS is a fan-shaped country in Central America that spreads out toward the Caribbean Sea at the Gulf of Honduras.

Four-fifths of the country covered in mountains which indented with river valleys run­ning toward the very short Pacific coast. The highlands are covered with forests, mainly of oak and pine, while palms and mangroves grow in the coastal areas.

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There is little change in temperatures throughout the year, and rainfall is heavy, especially on the Caribbean coast, where tempera­tures are also higher than inland.

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The country is sparsely populated, and most people live in the west, in and around the capital, Tegucigalpa, and in the Cortes region in the north. Honduras is an agricultural country, but only about 25 percent of the land cultivated. It was once the world’s leading banana exporter, and although that fruit is still its main export, agriculture is now more diverse.

Grains, coffee, and sugar are important crops, and these are grown mainly on the coastal plains of the Pacific and Caribbean. Forestry is one of the principal industries producing mahogany, pine, walnut, ebony, and rosewood. The industry has increased in recent years, producing cotton, cement, and sugar products for export.

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