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Honduras is located in Latin America and the Caribbean part of North America. It's total area is 112K km² and 56.6% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 10M. 59.6% lives in cities whereas 40.4% lives in rural areas.
Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a country in Central America. The republic of Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea. Its capital and largest city is Tegucigalpa.

Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, before the Spanish colonization in the sixteenth century. The Spanish introduced Catholicism and the now predominant Spanish language, along with numerous customs that have blended with the indigenous culture. Honduras became independent in 1821 and has since been a republic, although it has consistently endured much social strife and political instability, and remains one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In 1960, the northern part of what was the Mosquito Coast was transferred from Nicaragua to Honduras by the International Court of Justice.The nation's economy is primarily agricultural, making it especially vulnerable to natural disasters such as Hurricane Mitch in 1998. The lower class is primarily agriculturally based while wealth is concentrated in the country's urban centers. Honduras has a Human Development Index of 0.625, classifying it as a nation with medium development. When adjusted for income inequality, its Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index is 0.443.Honduran society is predominantly Mestizo; however, there are also significant American Indian, black and white communities in Honduras. The nation had a relatively high political stability until its 2009 coup and again with the 2017 presidential election.Honduras spans about 112,492 km2 (43,433 sq mi) and has a population exceeding 10 million. Its northern portions are part of the western Caribbean zone, as reflected in the area's demographics and culture. Honduras is known for its rich natural resources, including minerals, coffee, tropical fruit, and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry, which serves the international market.

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💬 Languages

Spanish is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Honduran lempira [1 USD = 24.765 HNL].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Honduras, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %4.519916698]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 2.5K ATM's in Honduras.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 2.3M tourists arrived to Honduras. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Honduras economy with a total of 556M $ income (%7.8).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is 🐢average with 30.64 Mbps. Broadband is 🐢average with 45.54 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (0.97 / 10)

Broadband (1.6 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ☀️ 24 °C and hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is ☀️ 25 °C and hot. Current season (spring) is ☀️ 25 °C and hot.
Yearly average24 °C ☀️
3 month average25 °C ☀️
Spring average25 °C ☀️
Summer average25 °C ☀️
Fall average24 °C ☀️
Winter average22 °C ☀️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 29B $ and with %3.7 increase GNI per capita was 2.8K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %9.1.
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