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  1. The term “Banana Republic” was first applied to Honduras by the American writer O. Henry, for the influence the U.S. banana companies had at some time.
  2. The Honduras official language is Spanish.
  3. Christopher Columbus is said to have said after leaving behind a storm: “Thank God we’ve left these Depths.” And he called Depths (Honduras) the area, and Thank God (Gracias a Dios) the Cape he left.
  4. As “Soccer War” is known the armed conflict that occurred as a result of a military aggression of El Salvador against Honduras after a soccer match between the two countries in 1969. The real reason of the aggression was to contain the Salvadoran population pressure.
  5. Hondurans are also called “Catrachos” because of general Florence Xatruch, who fought in Nicaragua against the American filibuster William Walker. “Catrachos” is a corruption of the name Xatruch. “Here come the Xatruches” they said in the beginning; within a time they said: “Here come the Catrachos”.
  6. The capital of Honduras is composed of two cities: Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela.
  7. The Honduran currency is the Lempira, and it is named after an Indian chief that fought to death against the Spanish conquerors. It is assumed that a Lempira bill has an image representing the face of the legendary chief Lempira, but instead contains the image of an American Red Indian.
  8. Honduras is located in the waist or isthmus that links North America with South America, and it was the result of the clash of these two landmasses. If not for the existence of the Central American isthmus, in which Honduras is in the middle, sea currents would have taken other directions, the weather had been different in Africa, and humans would not have evolved as they did.
  9. The military base of Soto Cano, known as Palmerola, is of strategic importance to the United States.
  10. For its strategic geographical position, Honduras is a necessary step for the drug that comes from South America.
  11. Trujillo is believed to be the place where the first Mass was celebrated in the Americas.
  12. Platano Forest was nominated as one of the new seven new wonders of the world.
  13. There are no active volcanoes in Honduras, and there is only one natural lake: Lake Yojoa.
  14. Comayagua has one of the oldest clocks in the world.
  15. In Yoro there is the phenomenon of fish rain (lluvia de peces). Literally, fish fall from the sky.
  16. Most of the population is Catholic, and the Virgin of Suyapa —represented by a tiny statuette— is considered the patron saint of Honduras. There is also a significant growth of evangelical sects, which are competing for the faithful with the Catholic Church.
  17. Contrary to what happens on mainland, Bay Islands is predominantly Protestant, because of the early English influence.
  18. With the amount of coral reefs that are in the Bay Islands, Honduras is the second country in the world with more coral reef after Australia.
  19. In addition to receiving gifts at Christmas, children are celebrated and receive gifts on 10 September, day of the Honduran Child.
  20. The Maya were the pre-Colombian culture most advanced in the present territory of Honduras, but when the Spanish conquistadors arrived, this magnificent culture had already disappeared. The Mayan people did not disappeared, but returned to lower levels of development. It is unknown if their disappearence was by natural causes or by the collapse of its social organization. The Copan Ruins are the most important Mayan ruins in Honduras

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Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras (Spanish: República de Honduras), is a republic in Central America. It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize.  Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.

Honduras was home to several important MesoAmerican cultures, most notably the Maya, prior to being conquered by Spain in the sixteenth century. The Spanish introduced Roman Catholicism and the now predominant Spanish language, along with numerous customs that have blended with the indigenous culture. Honduras became independent in 1821 and has since been a republic, although it has consistently endured much social strife and political instability, remaining one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Honduras has the world's highest murder rate.

Honduras spans an area of about 112,492 km2 and has a population exceeding 8 million. Its northern portions are part of the Western Caribbean Zone, as reflected in the area's demographics and culture. Honduras is known for its rich natural resources, including various minerals, coffee, tropical fruit, and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry, which serves the international market.

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