Honduras The Heart Of Central America

Honduras is located in the heart of Central America.
It borders with three countries: Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador. The country has two coasts, in the south Pacific and the north Atlantic in an area of ​​750 km of coastline in the Caribbean.

Honduras has an area of ​​112, 492 square kilometers (about the size of the State of Tennessee) and is surrounded by mountains. The highest point is Celaque with 9,275 feet.

Honduras has an area of ​​112,000 square kilometers (about the size of the State of Tennessee) and is surrounded by mountains. The highest point is called Celaque with 9,275 feet.
Because of the topography, the climate varies from region to region. The north is hot and humid, the central area is moderate and the south is hot and dry.
The temperature varies from 22 ° to 35 ° C.


Population (2011): 8.2 Million
Capital: Tegucigalpa
Currency: Lempira
Spanish Language
Government type: Republican and Democratic Representative
Airports: 4 (International)
Distance from US: By air two hours to Miami. 2-4 days by sea.


DEMOGRAPHICS

Population age 5-17 and 15 years 31.7%
Economically active population 41.4%


EDUCATION
Pre-school: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Basic: 1st through 6th grade
Middle: 7th to 12th grade
Superior: Career, Technical, Unversitaria


EMPLOYMENT
Open unemployment (2011) 4.3%
Visible and invisible underemployment (2001) 46.7%


GOVERNMENT

The system of government in Honduras is composed of three branches: the Executive (President, Vice-President and Head of Government), the legislature, consists of 128 members of Congress, and the judiciary headed by the President of the Supreme Court.


RELIGION

In Honduras several Catholic religion being predominant religion practiced. However in recent years there has been a growth in the Evangelical Church. Other religions are: Anglican, Baptist, Mormon, Presbyterian, among others.


PRESIDENT
Juan Orlando Hernández (PN) 2014-2018.
The President is elected by a general election process, for a period of 4 years.


POLITICAL PARTIES
There are five political parties in the country:
Liberal Party (PL)
(PN) National Party
Innovation and Unity Party (PINU)
Christian Democratic Party (DC)
Cratic Union (UD)


INFRASTRUCTURE

Airports

Honduras has four international airports, Toncontin in Tegucigalpa, Ramon Villeda Morales in San Pedro Sula, Goloson in La Ceiba and Roatan Juan Manuel Galvez. Daily flying to Miami, Houston, F. Lauderdale, Atlanta, New York, New Orleans, Washington, Los Angeles and other Central American countries.

Ports
There are 5 ports:
Puerto Cortes
Roatan
La Ceiba
Puerto Castilla
San Lorenzo
Puerto Cortés is the largest port in Central America, and one of the 3 ports in Latin America that make Initiatives Container Security Initiative (CSI) and Security Freight Initiative (SFI) of the US. It is a harbor for 24 hours and facilities for loading and storage areas 1.157 meters of anchor and conveniently located 35 kms from San Pedro Sula (Intellectual Capital).

Highways

Total road network 14,296 kilometers. 3,220 kilometers of paved roads; 9,654 kilometers of roads passable at all times and 1,422 km passable only in summer. Several trucking companies that provide excellent services for major cities.


TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Foreign investment in Honduras has benefited from the opening of telecommunications. Today, several companies operate cable television and cellular telephony.


LINKS

To learn more about Honduras we recommend visiting the following links:
www.letsgohonduras.com
www.hondurastips.honduras.com
www.hondurasinfo.hn

 

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