Roatan & Honduras


Honduras

Capital: Tegucigalpa

Currency: 20 Lempiras (L) = $1 U.S.

Climate: Subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains.

Geography: 111,890 sq. km. Mostly mountains in interior, narrow coastal plains.

Area: 112,492 sq km (43,870 sq mi)

Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialects.

Population: 8,296,693 (July 2012 est.)

Geographic coordinates: 15 00 N, 86 30 W

Natural resources: Timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower.

Tourism: Tourism – known as the “industry without smokestacks” — is now the country’s third largest source of foreign revenue after family remittances and maquila manufacturing.

Agriculture Products: Bananas, coffee, citrus, beef, timber, shrimp.

Administrative Divisions: 18 departments; Atlantida, Choluteca, Colon, Comayagua, Copan, Cortes, El Paraiso, Francisco Morazan, Gracias a Dios, Intibuca, Islas de la Bahia, La Paz, Lempira, Ocotepeque, Olancho, Santa Barbara, Valle and Yoro.

Exports: The economy is based on agriculture; bananas and coffee are the most important exports. The vast banana plantations, established by U.S. companies, are mainly along the northern coast…Seafood, gold and other minerals, palm oil, fruit, lumber, and beef are also exported. Other important food crops include corn, beans, rice, and citrus.

Religions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant minority.

Industries: Sugar, coffee, textiles, clothing, wood products.

Wikipedia on Hondurashttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras

Additional Honduras Demographicshttp://www.indexmundi.com/honduras/demographics_profile.html

Honduras Facts as of 2012

Roatan

 

Roatan is the largest of The Bay Islands off the northern coast of mainland Honduras. At roughly 37 miles long and less than 5 miles wide, it is part of the Bonacca Ridge, a submerged mountain range. The tops of the mountains form the islands which are surrounded by the world’s second largest barrier reef (Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System), with world-class diving and snorkeling. This archipelago is just 30 miles off the north coast of Honduras in the western Caribbean.

 

 

 

Roatan Historyhttp://www.roatanhistory.com/

Wikipedia on Roatanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roat%C3%A1n

Roatan Travel Guidehttp://wikitravel.org/en/Roatan

Misc Information:

http://gocentralamerica.about.com/od/thebayislandsroatan/a/Roatan.htm

http://www.roatanislandhonduras.com/facts.php

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