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Honduras Facts & Figures

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Total area: 112,090 sq km (43,278 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.): 7,792,854
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Tegucigalpa - 1,436,000 (metro. area)
Currency: Lempira
Languages: Spanish (official), Amerindian dialects; English is widely spoken
Religions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%
Time zone: GMT-6, no daylight savings time
Electricity: 110V/60Hz AC (North American standard plugs)

Honduras is a country in Central America with both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, bordering Guatemala to the west, El Salvador to the south and Nicaragua to the east. Country's terrain is characterized by mountains and hills, plateaus, river valleys, and narrow coastal plains. In the northeast lies a large lowland area dominated by jungle - La Mosquitia, known for its exceptional diversity of flora and fauna. Most of Honduras population lives in the western part of the country.

Major tourist attractions in Honduras include great beaches and coral reefs on the Caribbean Sea, ancient Mayan ruins, natural parks and colonial architecture.

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