Official state name: Republic of Honduras
Honduras has approximately 8.000.000 inhabitants, of which about 7.000.000 (87,5% of the population) Spanish native speakers.
Besides Spanish, in Honduras people also speak Amerindian.
Head of State and Government Chief is Porfirio Lobo Sosa.
Honduras covers an area of approximately 112.000 km² and borders on El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Currency of Honduras: Lempira (code: HNL, currency symbol: L)
Current time in Honduras: 12:24:22 h
Time difference between Honduras and UTC/GMT (Londres): -6 hours
Daylight saving time (DST): not observed
The international area code for calls from abroad for Honduras is : +504.
Voltage in Honduras: 110 - 220 V.
Websites of Honduras end usually with .hn
Well known products of Honduras: Coffee, bananas, shrimp
Honduras provides an extraordinary natural and cultural heritage.
Honduras is strategically located in the heart of Central America and is surrounded by high tropical mountains, which provide the country with a variety of different climates.
Its northern border is the Caribbean Sea, offering long stretches of beautiful beach, warm weather and friendly people. Just off the coast, the Bay Islands are surrounded by the world’s second largest coral reef.
To the south, Honduras is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and El Salvador, to the west by Guatemala and to the east by Nicaragua.
The Bay Islands are surrounded by the world’s second largest coral reef. Copan is considered the Athens of the ancient Mayan civilization; and there are beaches of singular beauty.
In Honduras you will find exuberant scenery, colonial towns and living cultures throughout the country.
Whether your Honduras pleasure lies in sunning on the beaches of Roatan, climbing an ancient pyramid, taking photos, sailing or diving in the sparkling Caribbean Sea, spying a flock of native parrots or a jaguar in their natural habitat while on an eco-tour, or even dancing the night away, Honduras can fulfill all of your vacation dreams.
The democratically elected President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya was arrested on June 28, 2009 by a group of soldiers and moved to Costa Rica.
Due the unestable situation we recommend that until further notice no Spanish-learning trips to Honduras should be planned.
Intresting websites related to Honduras
National Secretary for Nature Resources and Rnvironment (Page in Spanish, partially in English)
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