Honduras

Honduras

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What countries border Honduras? Honduras is bordered by Guatemala on the west, El Salvador on the south-west, Nicaragua on the south-east, the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca on the south, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea. What are the ethnic groups in Honduras? Honduras has a population of 7.48 million. The majority of the population (90 percent) is made up of the "mestizo" (mixed Amerindian and European). Amerindians make up seven percent of the total population while there are significant numbers of blacks and whites as well. There are also some Palestinians in the country and a few south-east Asians like Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans. What are the administrative divisions of Honduras? Honduras is divided into eighteen departments that are headed by a separate governor. The governors are appointed by the President of Honduras. Who are the political leaders of Honduras? The government of Honduras is a constitutional republic. President - Juan Orlando Hernandez Vice President - Maria Antonieta de Bogran President of the National Congress - Mauricio Oliva Herrera What currency is used in Honduras? The lempiras denoted by the ISO 4217 code HNL is the official currency of Honduras. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. The lempira has been the national currency since 1931. Before lempira, peso was the official currency of Honduras. What is the official language of Honduras? The official language of Honduras is Spanish. The other languages spoken in the country include Garifuna, Arabic, English, and Miskito. What is the religion of Honduras? The official religion of Honduras is Christianity. Roman Catholicism is the largest denomination followed by the members of Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, Seventh-day Adventist, and Lutheran churches. There are also a few Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, and members of the Baha'i, and Rastafari faith. What is the economy of Honduras like? Honduras is the sixth-poorest developed country in Latin America with over 3.7 million people below the poverty line. More than 1.2 million people are unemployed. The country has gold, silver, lead and zinc mines but theses are owned by foreign companies. Agriculture is the most important sector; bananas, mangoes, palm oil, corn, beans, rice, citrus fruit, and beef are the major agricultural products. The major imports of the country include machinery, transportation equipment, raw materials, chemicals, fuels, and foodstuffs. The leading trade partner of Honduras is the United States followed by Guatemala and El Salvador. When is the national day of Honduras celebrated? The national day of Honduras is celebrated on the 15th of September every year. The day is declared a national holiday and is celebrated to commemorate the country's independence from the Kingdom of Spain on September 15, 1821.

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