Honduras Info


Even though this site is intended to share information about Honduras with a blog type of content, we can´t help to include a particular section about general information of Honduras with facts and numerical data. We will share basic data about our country so you can have a general idea of the most common things people want to know about a country in general, and Honduras is no exception.

Whenever I meet someone in another country, and I get asked about Honduras, some basic information to share is the following:

Honduras is a country in Central America, with an area of about 43 thousand square miles, and a population of about 8 million people. It has borders with Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The capital city is Tegucigalpa, located in the central area of the country, with about 1.5 to 2 million people including everybody living in nearby cities. The second largest city is San Pedro Sula located in the north area, with about 1 million people. The third largest city is La Ceiba, a port in the Caribbean.

The natural landscape in Honduras is very diverse, from beaches to mountains, waterfalls, rain forest, rivers, national parks. But most of the territory is mountainous.

Honduras has beaches in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean as well. There are many more beaches in the Caribbean as the Caribbean side is much larger than the Pacific Ocean side. The Caribbean shore in Honduras is about 350 miles long, and the Pacific Ocean shore is barely about 60 miles long.

The official language is Spanish of course. However in the Bay Islands which is a famous travel destination in Honduras most people speak english, as the Bay Islands use to be a British Colony in former centuries.

There are presidential elections every 4 years, and during the political history we´ve had two dominant political parties: National Party and Liberal Party. Mostly they take turns in Government, 4 years with one party, next 4 years the other party and so on. A few times the Liberal Party has had consecutive presidential terms, but not lately. In every election Honduras people decide who will be the president, and no one knows for sure what´s going to happen in every election.

Current president is Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo from the National Party, and his term is supposed to be from 2010 to 2014. If nothing strange happens he will be passing his presidential band to the next president in 2014, at least we hope so but that's another story not intended to be included on this site.

Independence Day is on September 15th, which is a national celebration remembering that we became independent from Spain on September 15, 1821.

As for travel destinations in Honduras, there are hundreds of possibilities. However if I had to name one or two places those would be the Bay Islands (Roatan is one of them) and Mayan Ruins in Copan. But as we said, there are many other places that we will be talking about on this site.

Well, that was a very brief and quick information about Honduras, we will be sharing much more on our site.