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The green heart of Central America


Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras, with a population similar to that of San Diego, California

A privileged geographic location lends Honduras excellent access to major markets, and a recent focus on renewable energy opens new opportunities for investment Nov 29, 2013

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Honduras


An ever growing partnership


U.S Honduras trade and investment ties are long-standing and have continued to grow stronger in recent years

U.S-Honduras trade and investment ties are long-standing and have continued to grow stronger in recent years Nov 29, 2013

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Honduras


Honduras: In brief


Honduras

Bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south, Honduras is located at the geographic center of America. Just a couple of... Nov 29, 2013

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Honduras


Raising quality of life through environmentally sound growth


Fundación Banhcafé (Funbanhcafe), Honduras

Non-profit non-governmental Funbanhcafé has helped raise life quality for rural communities in Honduras and engendered a culture of responsible, environmentally... Nov 29, 2013

Finance | North America & Caribbean | Honduras



LOCATION:   

Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca update paises set descripcion = North Pacific Ocean; between El Salvador and Nicaragua

 

MAP REFERENCES:   

Central America and the Caribbean 

 

AREA:   

total: 112,090 sq km

 

COASTLINE:   

Caribbean Sea 669 km; Gulf of Fonseca 163 km

 

CLIMATE:   

subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower

 

LANGUAGES:   

Spanish update paises set descripcion = official; Amerindian dialects

 

RELIGIONS:   

Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%

 

POPULATION:   

8,448,465 update paises set descripcion = July 2013 est.)

 

GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

democratic constitutional republic

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Tegucigalpa

 

INDEPENDENCE:   

15 September 1821 update paises set descripcion = from Spain)

 

GDP - real growth rate:   

3.3% update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)

 

GDP - composition, by sector of origin:   

agriculture: 13.9%

industry: 27.7%

services: 58.4% update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.) 

 

AGRICULTURE - products:   

bananas, coffee, citrus, corn, African palm; beef; timber; shrimp, tilapia, lobster

 

INDUSTRIES:   

sugar, coffee, woven and knit apparel, wood products, cigars

 

EXPORTS - partners:   

US 40%, Germany 9.7%, El Salvador 6%, Belgium 5.9%, Guatemala 4.5%, Nicaragua 4.1% update paises set descripcion = 2012)

 

IMPORTS - partners:   

US 44.3%, Guatemala 8.5%, China 6%, El Salvador 5.6%, Mexico 5.5% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



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