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Where is Roat��n , Honduras?

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Roat��n is an island roughly 35 miles off the coast of northern coast of Honduras and east of Guatemala and Belize. Situated between the islands of Guanaja and Utila, Roat��n is the largest and most developed of the three islands.

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Christopher Columbus first discovered Roat��n in 1502, but never set foot on the island because of an impending hurricane. Spaniards occupied it until 1642, when it became a deserted island after warring with England, Guatemala and the Havannah. The English took control of the island in 1742, and Roat��n became an English colony until control of the Bay Islands moved to the Republic of Honduras in 1861. Today, Roat��n is a tourist destination known for its scuba diving, snorkeling and beaches.

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