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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about Central America
Christopher Columbus explored Honduras in 1502, leading to Spanish colonization. Once inhabited by various aboriginal groups, Honduras declared independence from Spain in 1821 and alternated between liberal and authoritarian governments during much of the 19th and 20th centuries. U.S. corporations, especially the United Fruit Company, exerted enormous influence over Honduras during the early 20th century. Honduras regained democratic government following elections in 1982.Full Answer >
Central America belongs to the continent of North America. The region is an isthmus that is bordered to the north by Mexico and to the south by Colombia.Full Answer >
The world’s third-largest continent is North America; it covers more than 16 percent of the Earth’s land mass. North America is divided into different sections that include the United States in the center, Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. There are 24 individual countries in North America, including island nations in the Caribbean Sea, and more than 502 million people living on the continent.Full Answer >
The capital city of Honduras is Tegucigalpa. Tegucigalpa became the capital on October 30, 1880 during the period in which Marco Aurelio Soto served as the nation's president. The nearby city of Comayagüela was also chosen to join with Tegucigalpa as the Central District of Honduras.Full Answer >