What Continent Is Honduras On?

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Honduras is in North America. It is one of the seven countries that make up Central America. The others are Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. In ancient times it was home to the Mayan civilization.

Honduras if officially known as the Republic of Honduras, and its capital is located at Tegucigalpa. The major languages in Honduras are Spanish and English as well as some indigenous languages, and the main religion in Christianity. The biggest exports are bananas, coffee and minerals.

In 1998, Honduras was devastated by Hurricane Mitch which not only destroyed much of the crops but also killed over 5000 people.