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República de Honduras
Republic of Honduras
Flag of Honduras Coat of arms of Honduras
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Libre, Soberana e Independiente
(English: "Free, Independent and Sovereign")
Anthem: Tu bandera es un lampo de cielo
Location of Honduras
Capital Tegucigalpa
14°6′N 87°13′W
Largest city Tegucigalpa
Official language(s) Spanish
Government Democratic constitutional republic
- President Manuel Zelaya
Independence from Spain
- Declared 15 September 1821
- Recognized 1823
Area
- Total 112,492 km² (101st)
43,278 sq mi
- Water (%) Negligible
Population
- July 2005 est. 7,205,000 2 (96th)
- 2000 census 6,975,204
- Density 62.2/km² (107th)
161.1/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total $20.56 billion (107th)
- Per capita $2,900 (124th)
HDI (2003) 0.667 (116th) – medium
Currency Lempira (HNL)
Time zone (UTC-5)
Internet TLD .hn
Calling code +504
1 Although Honduras has no official motto, "NO PASARÁN" or "They shall not pass" became popular during the 1969 war with El Salvador. This is an allusion to the El Salvador's stated goal to reach the Honduran Caribbean coast during their offensive.
2 Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
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