Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, prior to being conquered by Spain in the sixteenth century.

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 highest murder rate in the world.

  • Honduras has largest boundary with Nicaragua which is approximately 922 km.
  • Honduras has shortest boundary with Guatemala which is approximately 256 km.
  • The largest export partner of Honduras is US.
  • The largest import partner of Honduras is US.
  • There are 9 seaports in Honduras.

Tourist Attraction#

The ruins of Copán contain some of Central America's greatest Maya temples and tombs.

National Facts#

  • Orchid is the national flower of Honduras
  • The famous dishes of Honduras are Baleada, Carne asada, Sopa de Caracol (Conch Soup) etc.


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras unter CC