Honduras Republic of Honduras

Location

Honduras' Location on a map

Honduras is located in Central America. The average temperature in the mountains of Honduras range from 61-68 degrees F, while the average temperature below the mountains range from 75-93 degrees F. Honduras in the 103th largest country covering 112,090 square kilometers. Honduras has a population of 8,296,693 and the currency is called Lempria.

Lempira

La Tigra National Park

La Tigra National Park

La Tigra Park is a must see if you were to take a trip to Honduras. The La Tigra park covers an area of 238.21 square miles that will leave you breathless. This Park is located 14 miles North of the Honduras capital, Tegucigalpa. The La Tigra Park has an altitude of between 1,800 and 2,185 meters. The La Tigra park was established on January 1, 1980. The La Tigra National Park is split up into two zones, nucleus and buffer zones. In the nucleus zone there are eight hiking trails.

Honduran Youth Take the Pledge Service

Culture

The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa and the official language of Honduras is Spanish. Many colonial buildings show Indian influences along with other influences such as Baroque, Renaissance, and Moorish styles brought by the Spanish. Honduras is essentially a Spanish culture today. In North-West Honduras lies the Copan (a Mayan ruin) which is the most important site in Honduras. The marimba is the most popular instrument in Honduran music it is essential to many bands and it looks like a xy

Copan

The Copan

The Copan is an ancient Mayan temple. The Copan is full of temples,pyramids, and breath taking buildings. The peak of the population of the Copan was around 20,000. The Copan was occupied for more than two thousand year. The Copan is located in western Honduras which is near the border of Guatemala.

The White city

Ariel shot of the White City

A recent expedition in Honduran jungle discovered the remains of the "White City". The ancient site was discovered by National Geo Graphic who sent a writer and a photographer to document the ancient site. The city was home to an unknown people who were alive thousands of years ago. The Mayan site is located deep in the jungle Mosquitia, which is surrounded by swamps, rivers, and mountains. The people who discovered the ancient site are keeping the exact location of it a secret to protect it from looting.

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