Interesting Honduras Facts

Honduras is a coastal country located in Central North America where it is bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Fonseca. It stretches over 112,492 km2 of land. It is estimated that the population of Honduras is in excess of 9,265,067.

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Honduras Fact File: Continent: North America * Country Name(s): Honduras, Republic of Honduras * Location: Central North America * Bordering: Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Fonseca * Capital City: Tegucigalpa * Size: 112,492 km2 * Estimated Population: over 9,265,067 * Currency: Honduran lempira (HNL) * Language(s): Spanish * Country Code: +504

Interesting Honduras Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Honduras belongs to the continent of North America, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Fonseca. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). North America is the third largest continent in the world, it has 23 countries, plus many other territories. It spans a total area of 24,490,000 km2 and forms 16.5% of the world's landmass. Honduras is a coastal country that spans a total area of approximately 112,492 km2. It is a small to medium size country when compared to other countries across the world. However, Honduras is one of the largest countries in Central America. It is slightly larger than Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this North American country is more than 9,265,067 people. The majority of Honduras' inhabitants reside in Tegucigalpa which is the country's most populous city. Honduras has an average population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 73 people per sq km. The estimated population of North America is approximately 573,777,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the third largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
Honduras' capital city is called Tegucigalpa. The names of other major cities situated in this country are San Pedro Sula, Choloma, La Ceiba, El Progreso and Ciudad Choluteca.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following guideline provides details on the approximate border lengths of Honduras:
Coastline 820 km, Guatemala 244 km, El Salvador 391 km, Nicaragua 940 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
The lowland areas of Honduras are defined by a subtropical climate, and the mountainous regions by more temperate conditions. The geography of Honduras is formed majorly by mountainous regions inland, a short coastal area bordering the Pacific Ocean and a long coastline on the Caribbean Sea. The lowest point of Honduras is the Caribbean Sea at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Cerro Las Minas at 2,870m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Honduras
Natural resources can be described as materials and substances found naturally occurring on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of resources that occur naturally in an individual country are influenced by varying factors such as the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries are very rich in natural resources, where as others have limited to none. Countries that have particularly rich resources include Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Three of the primary uses of natural resources are food, transport and construction. The following examples provide information on the everyday uses of natural resources: Fish occurs naturally in many bodies of water and can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into various fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests and used to construct houses and furniture. The natural resources of Honduras include timber, silver, gold, copper, zinc, lead, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish and hydropower (water power).

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Honduras is Spanish, which is spoken by most of the population along with various Amerindian dialects.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The primary religion of Honduras is Roman Catholic at approximately 46% of the population. Around 41% are Protestant. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Honduras
Each country has its own individual culture, history and identity. Flags, emblems, symbols, colors, anthems, songs and mottos represent the national pride and identity of countries across the globe. These national symbols are formed through the unique history of a nation and are symbolic of both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, songs, mottos and colors reflect the past, present and future hopes of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a country such as animals, birds, flowers, trees, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. Here are some important facts on the symbols, songs and colors of Honduras:

  • National symbol(s): scarlet macaw, white-tailed deer

  • National colors: blue and white

  • National Anthem/Song: Himno Nacional de Honduras (Translation: National Anthem of Honduras)

  • National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 15 September (1821)

  • National Motto(s): Libre, Soberana E Independiente (Translation: Free, sovereign and independent)

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