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The flag of Honduras




Long before Europeans arrived to Honduras, the Mayan Empire inhabited this region.

Honduras literally depths in Spanish.


Honduras gained independence from Spain's global empire in 1821.
Its nickname is the Banana Republic because it grows and exports a lot
of bananas.


The flag of Honduras is composed of 3 equal horizontal stripes, with
the upper and lower ones being blue and representing the Pacific Ocean
and Caribbean Sea.


Lempira is the national currency.


Its size is just over 112,000 km‚ with an estimated population of almost 8,000,000. Its capital is Tegucigalpa.


The climate varies from tropical in the lowlands to temperate in the mountains.


The largest lake in Honduras is Lago de Yojoa ( 200 sq km) .


In honduras , children are celebrated and receive gifts on 10 September, day of the Honduran Child.


The highest point in Honduras is Cerro Las Minas ( 2,870m) , located
near to the larger settlement of Santa Rosa de Copin, and is close to
the borders that Honduras shares with it neighbours, El Salvador and
Guatemala.


The national mammal is the white-tailed deer, the national bird is the scarlet macaw.


The biggest tourist attraction in Honduras and one of its biggest money makers are the Copan ruins.

Popular games in Honduras include, football, Baseball, Volleyball and Basketball among others.


Honduras is the poorest nation in Central America.


   
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