"Bienvenidos a Honduras" . . Geography. Located in the northern central part of Central AmericaHas a Caribbean and a Pacific coastlineGuatemala borders Honduras to the west, El Salvador to the south, and Nicaragua to the east. Cont.. Area: 43,278 sq mi Highest elevation: Cerro Las Minas 2,870 m.The second-largest country in Central America (A bit larger than Tennessee) Mountainous with fertile plateaus, river valleys, and narrow coastal plains..
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1. Honduras By: Ashley Wood
3. Geography Located in the northern central part of Central America
Has a Caribbean and a Pacific coastline
Guatemala borders Honduras to the west, El Salvador to the south, and Nicaragua to the east
4. Cont. Area: 43,278 sq mi
Highest elevation: Cerro Las Minas 2,870 m.
The second-largest country in Central America (A bit larger than Tennessee)
Mountainous with fertile plateaus, river valleys, and narrow coastal plains.
5. Climate Tropical in the lowlands
Temperate in the mountains
The Pacific coast of Honduras is hotter than the Caribbean coast.
Average rainfall~40 inches in mountain valleys and up to 100 inches along the northern coast
6. History 1st millennium-Honduras was inhabited by the Maya
Honduras declared it’s independence from Spain in 1821 to form a federation of Central American states then in 1838, Honduras left the federation and became independent
1969-”Football War” between El Salvador and Honduras
In 1997, Carlos Flores Facussé became president. He began to reform the economy and modernize the government.
In Oct. 1998, Hurricane Mitch killed nearly 13,000 Hondurans, leaving 2 million homeless and also left more than $5 billion in damages.
In 2006, a new president, Manuel Zelaya, also elected to fight corruption and gang violence. A free-trade agreement (CAFTA) with the U.S went into effect in April 2006.
Capital city: Tegucigalpa
Population: 7,326,496 people
Official Languages Spoken: Spanish and English
Ethnicity/Race: Mestizo 90%, Amerindian 7%, black 2%, white 1%
Religion: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%
8. Culture Typical foods:
A grilled piece of beef, Refried beans with a touch of grated cheese on top, fried bananas, lettuce and tomato salad with vinaigrette and a wedge of hard cheese
Beans, corn and rice
9. Culture Cont. Traditional Clothing
10. Economy Currency: “Lempira”
11. Economy cont. Agriculture
12. Agriculture Bananas
13. IndustryManufactured Products Sugar
14. Natural Resources Timber
15. Government Council-Manager form of government:
-Elected officials become part of a council/governing body and there is an appointed local government manager.
16. Way of Life A majority of people in Honduras live in rural areas.
80%of all rural people live in poverty
18. Education “Backwards” educational system
51 of every 100 students finish primary school according to statistics from the United Nations.
Education is not made available to all school age children.
More than half a million people are illiterate (This is equal to the entire population of individuals that are between the ages of 15 and 40 years old)
19. Festivals/Holidays Independence Day
Armed Forces Day-October 21, 1956 was the revolt that overthrew Lozano Diaz
Morazán Day-On October 3 Francisco Morazán, Honduran statesman is honored.