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This shows where Honduras is on the map.

This is Honduras's capital city: Tegucigalpa

Honduras


These are Honduras's symbols: the scarlet macaw and the white-tailed deer.

This is Lake Yojoa. It is the only significant lake in Honduras.

The absolute location of Honduras in longitude and latitude is: 15.2000° N, 86.2419° W

This is Honduras's flag.

Basic Info

This is where Tegucigalpa is in Honduras. 

The government style of Honduras is democratic. It has Executive,Judicial, and Legislative branches with the executive having the most power.

The area Of Honduras is: 43,433 mi²

The overall 2017 population of Honduras is: 9,265,067 people.

In Honduras there is a very big plateau near the center of the country. This plateau has many mountains and hills.

This is Cerro las Minas.

This is Isla el Tigre (Tiger island)

Landforms

This is the plateau after a strong wind swept over it.

Cerro Las Minas is the tallest mountain in Honduras.

Isla el Tigre is a volcano that is very tall. The last time it erupted was less than 11,000 years ago.

Climate

The climate is tropical with cooler temperatures in the mountain range. On the coast it is very hot and rainy. And on on the shore there is a strong breeze with direct, beating sun.

At Choluteca River there is a man made "desert". There is no true desert climate in Honduras but, after a hurricane hit Choluteca River it removed the top layer of soil and swept in a thick layer of sand. Over time humans have made this look more and more like a real desert. They even made structures to go along with this theme!

Human Features

This is The Museum Of National Identity.

This is Omoa from above.

Omoa is a town that was thrived in the pre-colombian times and was abandoned in the XVI century. A few years later it was founded by the spaniards. In 1959 it was declared a national historical monument and has been open for tours since then.

The Museum Of National Identity is a large museum located in Tegucigalpa. It holds lots of Honduras's history, and even has an art gallery for old time art!

This is the Choluteca River "Desert".

  • Zinc is a natural element that is found in the Earth’s crust and is commonly seen in Honduras.Things such as humans, minerals, plants, rocks, and animals have some in them. It is also naturally found in the air, water, soil, and biosphere.

This is lead before it is used.

This is gold, silver, and copper.

Natural Resources 

With an atomic number of 82, lead is a very valuable member of the metal family.It is found underground in Honduras and used for many things. 

This is Zinc. It looks very similar to silver.

Sometimes known as currency metals, gold, silver, and copper are very interesting metals. After they are found and worked into shape they immediately harden and are impossible to shape anymore. They are all found in nuggets in Honduras.

  • Legend has it coffee that is very big on production in Honduras, was discovered in the 9th century and in the 1600’s people started adding milk to it.

These are insulated wires.

This is knitted sweater/shirt.

Industry

 

If certain metals are used in wires made in Honduras they will melt.

A lot of the clothes in honduras are knitted. That includes the most popular trade items: shirts and sweaters.

This is coffee with a milk heart in it.

Corn is called maize in Honduras. That comes from the spanish word “maze”.

  • The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.”

These are four different types of citrus fruits.

Agriculture 

  • Even though they are now grown in Honduras, citrus fruits are believed to have originated in southeast Asia.

These are corn cobs.

This is a bunch of bananas.

  • One of the most common street foods in Honduras is the baleada. It is usually made of a flour tortilla filled with refried beans, quesillo, or cheese and sour cream.

This is a person speaking.

This is a feast on Holy Thursday.

Culture 

  • Spanish is the main language in Honduras. There are lots of features in the spanish spoken in Honduras that are very similar to the spanish spoken in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

  • There is an interesting holiday called Holy Thursday. It lasts 139 days and commemorates the last supper and establishes the ceremony known as the Eucharist. The next holy thursday will be on March 29th 2018.

This is a baleada.