My country report Honduras, capital tegucigalpa

This is one of the main attractions of Honduras, it is located roughly siete kilometers outside of the country's capital Tegucigalpa.

The virgin of suyapa also known as our lady suyapa is around a 18th century statue of the Virgin Mary, And it is a main religious site.

The typical clothing In Honduras isn't much different from ours. They are light, and usually cotton to deal better with the heat. Because of the poverty there, the clothes are usually handed down.

The cultural clothing looks quite a bit different though. The women wear long handmade dresses, usually colorful. The men usually wear all white clothing, a white button up shirt with white pants, the men also wear a red scarf and a sumbrero. These are used for celebrations.

The climate in Honduras is mostly tropical year round however it varies in different regions. The northern region is usually hot and humid while the southern region is usually hot and dry. The central region is the coolest place in Honduras due to its elevation. It is hotter and more tropical all the time then in the United States. Also there is a lot more rain fall there.

A hectar is a metric unit of square measure, equal to 100 ares.

This is the Honduras flag, the five cerulean stars were placed in the center to represent the five original Central American provinces. The colors and pattern are the same as the flag of the United Provinces of Central America.

This is a baleadas, it is a traditional Honduran dish usually served at breakfast it is made up of a traditional flour tortilla with cheese, avacodos, and beans. However sometimes they put scrambled eggs and ground beef in as well.

Another Honduran dish is Carne Asada, it is made up of grilled beef marinated in lemon, vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and cumin seed, there are also various sides, It is served on a tortilla.

The population is 8,304,677, Some of the native groups of the native indigenous people are the mayaLenca, the Garífuna, the Miskito, and the Chortí. The Lenca, the largest indigenous group (numbering about 50,000), live in the west and in the southwestern interior. Some anthropologists argue that the Lenca still practice some traditional customs and that they are the survivors of a once extensive indigenous population that lived in the departments of Lempira, Intibucá, La Paz, Valle. They regard the identification of this community as indigenous because their native language is no longer spoken and their culture is to a large extent similar to the ladino majority. Chortí speak Spanish but have a little bit of Mayan mixed in.

Honduras is a fairly poor country, one Honduran lempira only equals .042 United States dollar.

These are the Honduran bills

The type of government in Honduras is a Representative democracy and a constitutional republic with a Presidential system. Like most republics, the government is divided in three powers: executive, legislative and judicial. Those three powers are independent and the latest constitution dates to 1982. They won there freedom And gained independence from Spain in 1821. The country was then briefly annexed to the First Mexican Empire. In 1823, Honduras joined the newly formed United Provinces of Central America federation, which collapsed in 1838.

Honduras was originally occupied by indigenous tribes. Later Christopher culombous found it and named it Honduras meaning depths because of the deep water on the coast. Then a bunch of people fought over authority until one finally won over his rivals, then he was betrayed and assasinated. Then a great worrier chief United the tribes and established the government they have now.

The national language of Honduras is spanish, however a few of the tribes have a few twists to them. One even has a little Mayan in it. with all the tribes there are quite a few main religions, In recent years, the principal religious groups are Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Jehovah's Witness, Mennonite, approximately 300 evangelical Protestant groups, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

This is a map of Honduras much like the climate there the weather is very tropical, also there is a lot of precipitation there and hot with lots of water means it is humid. there is usually some wind but not a whole lot and it is Mostly like that year round

Some of the Honduran slang words are, cantrachos which means Hondurans, ando con filo means I am hungry, sos torcido means bad luck or you have bad luck, one of my favorites, mostly because it's true. Yo ando hule means I'm broke, and alero means friend.

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Created with images by xaviracer270 - "landscape cataract river" • disoniador - "child women lenca"

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