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Countries of the World: Honduras
Resources about Honduras including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Honduras GDP: $14.8 billion. Growth rate (2009): -2.1%. Per capita GDP: $1,829 (official exchange rate); $3,130 (PPP, IMF). Natural resources: Arable land, forests, minerals, and fisheries. Agriculture (14.2% of GDP): Products--coffee, bananas, shrimp and lobster, sugar, fruits, basic grains, and livestock. Manufacturing (27.9% of GDP): Types--textiles and apparel, cement, wood products, cigars, and foodstuffs. Services (57.9% of GDP). Trade: Exports (goods)--$5.2 billion: apparel, auto parts, coffee, shrimp, bananas, palm oil, gold, zinc/lead concentrates, soap/detergents, melons, lobster, pineapple, lumber, sugar, and tobacco/tobacco products. Major market-- U.S. (59.5%). Imports (goods)--$7.79 billion: fabrics, yarn, machinery, chemicals, petroleum, vehicles, processed foods, metals, agricultural products, plastic articles, and paper articles. Major source--U.S. (50.1%).

Geography of Honduras Area: 112,090 sq. km. (43,278 sq. mi.); slightly larger than Virginia. Cities: Capital--Tegucigalpa (1,150,000); San Pedro Sula (800,000-900,000). Terrain: Mountainous. Climate: Tropical to subtropical, depending on elevation.

Government of Honduras Type: Democratic constitutional republic. Independence: September 15, 1821. Constitution: 1982; with amendments. Branches: Executive--president, directly elected to 4-year term. Legislative--unicameral National Congress, elected for 4-year term. Judicial--Supreme Court of Justice (appointed for a 7-year term by Congress and confirmed by the president); several lower courts. Political parties: National Party, Liberal Party, Innovation and National Unity Party, Christian Democratic Party, and the Democratic Unification Party. Suffrage: Universal and compulsory at age 18. Administrative subdivisions: 18 departments.

Map of Honduras This Map of Honduras shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Tegucigalpa the capital of Honduras. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Honduras The Official Name of Honduras is the Republic of Honduras. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Honduras Nationality: Noun and adjective--Honduran(s). Population (2010 est.): 8.0 million. Population growth rate (2010 est.): 1.94%. Ethnic groups: 90% mestizo (mixed Amer-Indian and European); others of European, Arab, African, or Asian ancestry; and indigenous Indians. Religions: Roman Catholic; Protestant minority. Language: Spanish. Education (2003): Years compulsory--6. Attendance--94% overall, 61% at junior high level. Literacy--83.3%. Health: Infant mortality rate--26/1,000. Life expectancy--70.5 yrs. Work force: Services--42.2%; natural resources/agriculture-- 35.9%; manufacturing--16.3%; construction/housing--5.6%.

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