Honduras is located in Central America, which is the most southern part of North America. The country shares a border with Guatemala on the western side, Nicaragua on the southeastern side and El Salvador on the southwestern side. It also has an extensive coastline that faces onto the Gulf of Honduras, which is a major gulf of the Caribbean Sea.
Honduras has a total population of slightly more than 8 million people as of 2014. It was first established by the Spanish empire, but declared independence from Spain in 1821. The capital city is currently Tigucigalpa, which is also the country's most populated city. Honduras has a total area of approximately 69,900 square miles.