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Honduras Geography

Honduras's Information

Flag of Honduras
Land Area 111,890 km2
Water Area 200 km2
Total Area 112,090km2 (#101)
Population 8,893,259 (#93)
Population Density 79.48/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $43.19 Billion
GDP Per Capita $5,300
Currency Lempira (HNL)
More Information Honduras
Largest Cities
Honduras has three major topographical regions, including a vast interior plateau of hills and mountains that dominate the landscape; the Caribbean lowlands, and the Pacific lowlands- fringing the Gulf of Fonseca.

The forested interior hills (picture here) and the Sierra Madre Mountains are crisscrossed by a large series of rivers and wide, fertile valleys; fronted by sandy beaches, the Caribbean lowlands extend along its entire northern coastline, and there, in the northeast, the Mosquito Coast is a broad uninhabited stretch of thick jungle, lagoons and mangrove swamps; the Pacific lowlands surround the Gulf of Fonseca, and that land also becomes somewhat swampy near the coast.

The country has numerous cays and islands in the Caribbean Sea, including Isla de la Bahia (Bay Islands), the tiny Cayos Cocinos (Hog Islands), and the remote Swan Islands. A few long-dormant volcanic islands stand in the Gulf of Fonseca, including Tigre and Zacate.

Honduras is water-rich; the most important rivers include the Aquan, Coco, Patuca, Sico and Ulua; Lake Yojoa is the only significant lake, and the Caratasca Lagoon in the northeast is the largest of many coastal lagoons.
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Honduras Trivia

What Languages Are Spoken In Honduras?

The official and most widely spoken language in Honduras is Spanish. Indigenous languages, such as Garifuna, Miskito, Sumo, Pech, and Jicaque, are also spoken in the country.

What Languages Are Spoken In Honduras?

What Is The Capital Of Honduras?

Tegucigalpa is the national capital of Honduras as well as the country's largest city with over one million residents.

What Is The Capital Of Honduras?

What is the biggest city in Honduras?

The most populated city in Honduras is Tegucigalpa, which has a population size of over 1 million people.

The Biggest Cities In Honduras

What Continent is Honduras In?

Honduras is located in Central America, the southernmost edge of the continent of North America.

What Continent is Honduras In?

Which Ecological Regions Are Present In Honduras?

Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, dry broadleaf forests, coniferous forests, and mangroves are the terrestrial ecoregions of Honduras. Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers is the freshwater ecoregion of the country. Tropical Northwestern Atlantic and Tropical East Pacific are the two marine ecoregions in Honduras.

The Ecological Regions Of Honduras

What is the Currency of Honduras?

The official currency of Honduras is the Honduran lempira.

What is the Currency of Honduras?

About the Author

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