Why Honduras is named Honduras?
When the Spanish arrived in 1521 they found mountains and hills that were very deep and when they get out of there, they say, "Thank God we Got out of these depths", Which translates to , "Gracias a dios que salimos de esas honduras", which is where the municipality of "Gracias a dios" got its name, and where Honduras got its name. Gracias a dios is on the west part of the country and is mostly reign forest.
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The Roman Catholic Church is the officially recognized church in the Honduras but many, many other churches are in operation there. Other denominations with significant followings are the Seventh Day Adventist, Assemblies of God, Mormons, and Christian Brethren. This information is from Operation W…orld 2001. (MORE)
Honduras is in Central America (between North and South Americancontinents). The country lies between the Caribbean Sea and thePacific Ocean and is bordered by Nicaragua, El Salvador, andGuatemala. Geographically it is 15 00 N, 86 30 W on the world map.
On his fourth and final voyage to the New World in 1502, Christopher Columbus reached the Bay Islands on the coast of Honduras. Columbus landed near the modern town of Trujillo, in the vicinity of the Guaimoreto Lagoon. Christopher Columbus discovered Honduras on his forth voyage to the Americas. …no u rea rong f (MORE)
Juan Orlando HernÃ¡ndez is the President of Honduras. He became the President of Honduras on 2014 January 27 as head of the National Party of Honduras.
Because of its amazing food dishes and wonderful use of spices and flavors.. and because they are so good at soccer
The present President of Honduras is Porfirio Lobo Sosa (starting the 27th of January 2010). The current president of Honduras is Manuel Zelaya Rosales.
No, It is a country in Central America, next to El Salvador; its the knee of that connects North America and South America.
Honduras doesn't have a Pacific Ocean sea coast. Honduras doesn't have an 'L' in the middle of its name.
Honduras is not in Mexico. Honduras is a country in central america. Honduras is near Mexico.
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From Wikipedia: . Honduras - literally "depths" in Spanish. Columbus is traditionally quoted as having written Gracias a Dios que hemos salido de esas Honduras (English: "Thank God we have come out of those depths") while along the northeastern coast of Honduras.. Link below
Short Answer : North America (Honduras is considered to be a part of Central America, but geographically it is a part of the North American continent). Longer answer : It's on the narrow (comparatively) strip of land mass beginning at the southern border of Mexico and reaching to the count…ry of Colombia in South America, sometimes refered to as pan-america or Central America, that connects North America and South America. There are seven countries that occupy this land mass: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, ranging from South to North. (MORE)
That would be Nicaragua. According to the CIA World Factbook and the Encyclopedia of the Nations, the border between Honduras and Nicaragua is 922 km long (573 miles).
probably not very much becasue their country is very poor they don't have enough money to import stuff in the country
Soccer players, for the most part, are very famous in Honduras. Themost notable players are: Carlos Pavon, Carlo Costly and DavidSuazo.
there are so many things to do in honduras. First you can go to Copan to see the amazing ruins, you can go to Tegucigalpa (the capital) but my favorite is to go to Roatan most beautiful place ever ... you can even go there on a cruise :)
Good question. Honduran people wear the same clothes as you probably do. Jeans, t-shirts, dresses, skirts...really, Honduras is not much different than any other country! Many people automatically think that Honduras is just some country smashed between Nicaragua and El Salvador. They are wrong. Any…ways, they just wear the same as you probably wear everyday. (MORE)
it mostly involves beans, rice, tortillas, meat, and potatoes. they also love coffee and grow bananas.
The Mayan ruins in Copan are of major historical importance (and a really neat place to visit).
Honduras is now famous for it's beautiful white sand and turquoise beaches, especially the parisidiac Bay Islands. These are inside the mesoamerican barrier reef system; the second largest in the world. Roatan, the largest of the three major islands, has become one of the hottest destinations in the… Caribbean. Real estate has it going on it's side. The location of Roatan is ideal given that it is out of the hurricane zone. On the mainland Honduras also boasts an extensive (unmatched in central America) coast of white sandy beaches. There are impressive national parks where people can get in touch with nature and waterfalls in the midst of tropical rain forests wich have interesting flora and founa and sometimes in the midst of dusk cold clouds. Very nice! The most important towns are San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa. There is plenty of nightlife, alot of shopping, and alot of gastronomy to enjoy in these cities. You can also chill at any of the American fast food franchises widely available in Honduras. You can go rafting at pico bonito in La Ceiba or you can discover the mystery of Mayan civilization at an impressive museum at Copan. You can visit the fresh and mountainous capital and visit the old presidential house, the Museum of National Identity or the Chiminike Museum (For sure you won't be dissappointed with any of these). You can visit the Cristo del Picacho or the La Leona parks and see the city view, or you can carefully wander around the central park and visit the beautiful catholic temples there, or you can go visit the Basilica de la Virgen de Suyapa, central America's largest cathedral and very arguably the nicest, and see the view from there while getting in touch with the country people that travel to ask the virgin for miracles. You can taste some of the best coffee in the world and smoke the finest cigars in the world. (MORE)
The Mayan ruins in Copan are of major historical importance (and a really neat place to visit). Roatan, Utila, Tela,Pico Bonico, etc.
No the country of Honduras does not have a peninsula. Honduras islocated in Central America and has a population of 8 millionpeople.
The currency in Honduras is the "Lempira". "Lempira" was the name of Honduran native who fought against spanish occupation in late 1,500's.
Elevation extremes: . lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m . highest point: Cerro Las Minas 2,870 m . For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated below this answer box.
The official name for the Honduras is Republic of Honduras. It is a republic in Central America.
The current president is JosÃ© Manuel Zelaya Rosales , also known as Manuel Zelaya or Mel Zelaya.
Well it depends i guess like the natives will wear their beautiful colors clothing.. but there is many groups in Honduras such as the garifuna who might wear African stylsh clothing or there Spanish styled clothing
Coco River. Cruta River. Nakunta River. MocorÃ³n River. Warunta River. Patuca River. WampÃº River. Guayambre River. Guayape River. Tinto River. Talgua River. Telica River. Jalan River. Sigre River. PlÃ¡tano River. RÃo Sico Tinto Negro. Sico River. Paulaya River. AguÃ¡n R…iver. Yaguala River. Papaloteca River. Cangrejal River. Cuero River. LeÃ¡n River. Tela River. UlÃºa River. Humuya River. Sulaco River. Blanco River. RÃo Grande de Otoro. Jicatuyo River. Higuito River. Chamelecon River. Motagua River. RÃo Negro. Choluteca River. Nacaome River. GoascorÃ¡n River. Lempa River. Torola River. Guarajambala River. Mocal River. Sumpul River (MORE)
Not according to the World Bank who rate it as the third poorest country in the Western hemisphere after Haiti and Nicaragua.
Honduras, like all countries of Latin America, is a mostly Christian nation - the vast majority of its inhabitants claiming to be Roman Catholic. However, a significant portion of them are what are called "nominal" Christians, indicating that their commitment to their faith doesn't extend much past …the title of being "Catholic". There are, of course, others who are very active within the Roman Catholic system, as well as a growing number of influential protestant groups including those of the pentecostal flavor. Nominalism, within protestantism is less of a factor than within Catholicism. In addition, there are vestiges of pre-Columbian religions (Maya, Olmec, etc.). In some places these "folk" religions have been fused with Christian concepts in what is refered to as "Syncretism". (MORE)
Banana, Coffee and Pineapple are the biggest exportation products. In a report prepared by the ESSA in 2005, Honduras had exported 965000 MT of Bananas, 152000 MT of coffee (green). Hondurans rural people grow many other products, among which we can name are corn, sugarcane, Plantain, tomato, mango…, oranges, grapefruits, watermelon, African palm (mainly for vegetable oil) and most common vegatables and fruits proper of tropical climates. Most are for inner country consumption. (MORE)
The Mayan Site at CopÃ¡n. See the related link below for more information on this amazing site.
My generation of kids of the 1980's (I was born in 1980), for us, the name "Gabriela" was really popular. My third grade class alone I think had like, 7 Gabrielas. More and more though, Anglo names are being used, Spanish names are falling increasingly out of favor. Names such as "Alba," "Maria" of …all names, "Carla," "Carmela," "Carmen," "Isabel," "Maricela," "Marisol," etc are all becoming "old hat." In fact, most of the females in Honduras you will meet with names like "Isabel" are in their 50's or older. (MORE)
International flights come form all over the world especially to San Pedro Sula, the Tegucigalpa (the capital) and few too La Ceiba. Some Cruise lines stop on the Bay Islands but no boat trips from any other country arrive as passengers. There are also Roads that connects us to our neighbors, Gua…temala at the west, El Salvador at the Southwest, and Nicaragua at the Southeast. Buses are available ranging from cheap and not some comfortable buses too Decent price 1st class buses each day. In other words by flight or by car if your too far away. .are another option but they take too long (MORE)
Its real official name is " REPÃBLICA DE HONDURAS " (meaning "Republic of Depths"). In Spanish one does not use commonly an accent mark/signal in capital letter; I did, just in order to show the correct proper name of the country of the question.
It is most commonly believed that It was Christopher Columbus who named Honduras, by popular believe we are told that in his 4th trip he was caught by a heavy storm in front of the coast of Honduras, and when he turned around the the cape he exclaimed "gracias a dios que salimos de estas honduras" w…hich means,"thank god we came out of this Depths". After some studies done by Honduran historians it seems nothing like that was ever found of Columbus journal about he saying that. Hernando Columbus in the Admiral's History realizes that who you give for the first time the name of Honduras is Vicente Pinzon and Juan DÃaz of SolÃs, these gentlemen in a journey to the inverse one of what Columbus carried out, arrive to Punta Caxinas and they name him Cape of Honduras in 1508, then he will go extending throughout the coast of Caribbean from the end of thanks to God toward the west, until the peninsula of Yucatan it will be known as Cape and Gulf of Honduras, in the national maps they can be observed until our days. (MORE)
Mangroves, Lowland Tropical Coniferous Forest / Tropical Savannah, Tropical Moist Broadleaf (Rain) Forest, Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest, and Cloud Forest.
Sorry, it doesn't snow in Honduras. I understand it can get rather chilly up in the mountains, but no snow.
No, Honduras is not a capital, it's a country in Central America. It's capital is Tegucigalpa.
Honduras borders the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
i think is special because honduras still maintains its culture today and it still has its beautiful beaches and forest and all of that nature but then again this it what i see in my country :)
Nobody rightfully "owns" Honduras (except the Hondurans, I guess). The president of Honduras (in case that's what you want to know) is Porfirio Lobo Sosa (starting 27 January 2010). Used to be owned by Spain, but gained it's independence (along with Mexico) in 1821.
did you mean what is the main religion? or the actual church? Honduras is mostly catholic, so MOST churches are traditional cathedral, that can hold normally from 200-300 in most neighborhoods, or the big city cathedrals which hold just around 2000. Search for "La Catedral de San Pedro Sula" thats …problably the biggest in our country if I'm not mistaken. (MORE)
Well I come from Honduras and indeed we have schools I know we are a third world country but we certainly have schools in Honduras.
Honduras got its name when Christopher Columbus arrived on thenorthern shores of the country and said, "Thank God we got out ofthose depths." In Spanish, the word "depth" translates "hondo."Hence, the name Honduras.
Hi, Honduras and British Honduras are different. British Honduras was the old name of what now we call Belize. And Honduras is still Honduras, the country above El Salvador, East from Nicaragua and West from Guatemala.
Depending on the definition. Honduras is a section of land with water on either side. The definition of isthmus sometimes requires a "narrow" section of land.
If you are talking about the Country, it's actually spelled Honduras in both English and Spanish.
Like any country it has its good and bad parts . Some are dirty some clean.
Honduras can get hurricanes. A hurricane is the named used for whatare called typhoons in parts of Asia. So Honduras gets them, butthey use the word hurricane instead of typhoon.