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Economy of Honduras
GDP: $14.8 billion.
Growth rate (2009): -2.1%.
Per capita GDP: $1,829 (official exchange rate); $3,130 (PPP,
Natural resources: Arable land, forests, minerals, and
Agriculture (14.2% of GDP): Products--coffee, bananas, shrimp
and lobster, sugar, fruits, basic grains, and livestock.
Manufacturing (27.9% of GDP): Types--textiles and apparel,
cement, wood products, cigars, and foodstuffs.
Services (57.9% of GDP).
Trade: Exports (goods)--$5.2 billion: apparel, auto parts,
coffee, shrimp, bananas, palm oil, gold, zinc/lead
concentrates, soap/detergents, melons, lobster, pineapple,
lumber, sugar, and tobacco/tobacco products. Major market--
U.S. (59.5%). Imports (goods)--$7.79 billion: fabrics, yarn,
machinery, chemicals, petroleum, vehicles, processed foods,
metals, agricultural products, plastic articles, and paper
articles. Major source--U.S. (50.1%).
Geography of Honduras
Area: 112,090 sq. km. (43,278 sq. mi.); slightly larger than
Cities: Capital--Tegucigalpa (1,150,000); San Pedro Sula
Climate: Tropical to subtropical, depending on elevation.
Government of Honduras
Type: Democratic constitutional republic.
Independence: September 15, 1821.
Constitution: 1982; with amendments.
Branches: Executive--president, directly elected to 4-year
term. Legislative--unicameral National Congress, elected for
4-year term. Judicial--Supreme Court of Justice (appointed for
a 7-year term by Congress and confirmed by the president);
several lower courts.
Political parties: National Party, Liberal Party, Innovation
and National Unity Party, Christian Democratic Party, and the
Democratic Unification Party.
Suffrage: Universal and compulsory at age 18.
Administrative subdivisions: 18 departments.
Map of Honduras
This Map of Honduras shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and
cities including Tegucigalpa the capital of Honduras. (Maps from the U.S. State
Official Name of Honduras
The Official Name of Honduras is the Republic of Honduras.
(Facts from the U.S. State Department)
People of Honduras
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Honduran(s).
Population (2010 est.): 8.0 million.
Population growth rate (2010 est.): 1.94%.
Ethnic groups: 90% mestizo (mixed Amer-Indian and European);
others of European, Arab, African, or Asian ancestry; and
Religions: Roman Catholic; Protestant minority.
Education (2003): Years compulsory--6. Attendance--94%
overall, 61% at junior high level. Literacy--83.3%.
Health: Infant mortality rate--26/1,000. Life expectancy--70.5
Work force: Services--42.2%; natural resources/agriculture--
35.9%; manufacturing--16.3%; construction/housing--5.6%.
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