Information About Honduras
Geography: Honduras is located in the heart of Central America. Its territorial extension covers 112,492 square km. It has 3 borders, the west one linking with Guatemala, the southwest with El Salvador and the east with Nicaragua. To it's north lies the Caribbean Sea and to the south the Pacific Ocean. With over 800 km of Caribbean coast it's blessed with some of the most pristine beaches left in the Caribbean. Biologically and ethnoculturally, Honduras is the meeting point between north and south America. In as much as in Honduras, one may observe plants and animals typical of the north, mixed with flora and fauna of south America, accounting for the unique biodiversity of the isthmus.
Climate: Its topographic diversity is the response to a climatic variety, that goes from the coldest climates on the high mountains, through the temperate on the medium altitude lands, down to the hot lowlands on the Caribbean and the hot and dry lands on the south. Average temperature is between 20°C and 30°C.
Population: The population of the country is estimated at six million inhabitants; the great majority being racially mixed with ethnic minorities such as the Garífunas, Lencas, Miskitos, Pech, Tawahkas, Tolupanes and Chortís.
Language: Spanish is the official language. On the Bay Islands, English is spoken as well as at some Hotels in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa. Various dialects of the living indigenous cultures are also spoken elsewhere.
Currency: The official currency is the Lempira. Major credits cards and US Dollars are accepted by most establishments, with the occasional exception in remote areas.