Honduras

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Continent – North America

Region – Central America

Size – 112,090km²

Geography – interior mountains with narrow coastal plains

Language – Spanish, Amerindian dialects

Religion – Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%

Monetary Unit -Lempira

    

Natural Resources -timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower

Agriculture – bananas, coffee, citrus, corn, African palm; beef; timber; shrimp, tilapia, lobster

Industry – sugar, coffee, woven and knit apparel, wood products, cigars

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Neighbouring Countries -Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua

Population –  8,598,561 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.74%

Average Life Expectancy -70.91

Capital City – Tegucigalpa (1,324,000)

Highest Mountain Cerro Las Minas(2,870m)

Longest River – Rio Patuca  (320km)

Climate – Tropical climate  23°C to 31°C,

Yearly Rainfall -240 cm (approx)

Plant Life – Tropical trees, ferns, moss, and orchids abound, especially in the rain forest areas

Animal Life – Anteater, armadillo, coyote, deer, fox, peccary, pocket gopher, porcupine, puma, tapir, and monkeys

Bird Life – Black robin, hummingbird, macaw, nightingale, thrush, partridge, quail, quetzal, toucanet, wren

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Honduras. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/honduras.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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