Coordinates: 15°00′N 86°30′W / 15.000°N 86.500°W / 15.000; -86.500

Honduras (pronounced /hɒnˈdʊərəs/ (deprecatit template), Spaingie: República de Honduras, pronoonced: [reˈpuβlika ðe onˈduɾas]), kent offeecially as the Republic o Honduras, is a republic in Central Americae. It wis umwhile kent as Spainyie Honduras tae differentiate it frae Breetish Honduras (nou Belize). The kintra is bordered tae the wast bi Guatemala, tae the soothwast bi El Salvador, tae the sootheast bi Nicaragua, tae the sooth bi the Paceefic Ocean at the Guwf o Fonseca, an tae the north bi the Gulf o Honduras, a lairge inlet o the Caribbean Sea.

Republic o Honduras

República de Honduras (Spaingie)
  • "Libre, Soberana e Independiente" (Spaingie)
  • "Free, Sovereign an Independent"
Anthem"Himno Nacional de Honduras"
"Naitional Anthem o Honduras"
Location o Honduras
and largest city
14°6′N 87°13′W / 14.100°N 87.217°W / 14.100; -87.217
Offeecial leidsSpaingie
Ethnic groups
  • Honduran
  • Catracho(a)
GovrenmentPresidential republic
• Preses
Xiomara Castro
Salvador Nasralla
Luis Redondo
LegislaturNaitional Congress
• Declaredb frae Spain
15 September 1821
• Declared frae the
First Mexican Empire
1 Julie 1823
• Declared, as Honduras, frae the Federal Republic o Central Americae
5 November 1838
• Total
112,492 km2 (43,433 sq mi) (102nt)
• 2018 estimate
9,587,522 (95t)
• 2022 census
• Density
84.72/km2 (219.4/sq mi) (128t)
GDP (PPP)2021 estimate
• Total
58,340 millones[2]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Tot
26,325 millones[4]
• Per capita
Gini (2018)52.1
HDI (2020)Increase 0.623[5]
medium · 131st
CurrencyLempira (HNL)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
Drivin sideright
Cawin code+504
ISO 3166 codeHN
  1. Mixtur o European an American Indian.
  2. As pairt o the Federal Republic o Central America.
Population estimates explicitly tak intae account the effects o excess mortality due tae AIDS; this can result in lawer life expectancy, heicher infant mortality an daith rates, lawer population an growthe rates, an cheenges in the distribution o population bi age an sex than wad itherwise be expectit, as o Julie 2007.
Territorial organization

Honduras wis hame tae several important Mesoamerican culturs, maist notably the Maya, afore the Spaingie invadit in the saxteent century. The Spaingie introduced Roman Catholicism an the nou predominant Spaingie leid, alang wi numerous customs that hae blendit wi the indigenous cultur. Honduras becam independent in 1821 an haes syne been a republic, awtho it haes consistently endured muckle social strife an poleetical instability, an remeens ane o the puirest kintras in the Wastren Hemisphere. In 1960, the northren pairt o whit wis the Mosquito Coast wis transferred frae Nicaragua tae Honduras bi the Internaitional Coort o Juistice.[6]

The naition's economy is primarily agricultural, makkin it especially vulnerable tae naitural disasters sic as Hurricane Mitch in 1998.[7] The lawer cless is primarily agriculturally based while walth is concentratit in the kintra's urban centres.[8] Honduras haes a Human Development Index o 0.625, classifeein it as a naition wi medium development.[9] Whan the Index is adjuistit for income inequality, its Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index is 0.443.[9]

Honduran society is predominantly Mestizo; houiver, American Indian, black an white individuals an aw leeve in Honduras (2017).[10] The naition haed a relatively heich poleetical stability till its 2009 coup an again wi the 2017 presidential election.[11] Honduras haes the warld's heichest murther rate an heich levels o sexual veeolence.[12][13]

Honduras spans aboot 112,492 km2 (43,433 sq mi) an haes a population exceedin 9 million.[14] Its northren portions are pairt o the Wastren Caribbean Zone, as reflectit in the aurie's demograpics an cultur. Honduras is kent for its rich naitural resoorces, includin meenerals, coffee, tropical fruit, an succar cane, as weel as for its growin textiles industrie, that serves the internaitional mercat.


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