Why Honduras is named Honduras?

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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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What is the religion of honduras?

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 (MORE)

Where is Honduras?

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.

Who discovered Honduras?

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. (MORE)

Who is the President of Honduras?

Juan Orlando Hernández is the President of Honduras. He became the President of Honduras on 2014 January 27 as head of the National Party of Honduras.

Why is Honduras famous?

Because of its amazing food dishes and wonderful use of spices and flavors.. and because they are so good at soccer

Who is the leader of Honduras?

The present President of Honduras is Porfirio Lobo Sosa (starting the 27th of January 2010). The current president of Honduras is Manuel Zelaya Rosales.

Is Honduras in Mexico?

No, It is a country in Central America, next to El Salvador; its the knee of that connects North America and South America.

What are the names of Honduras soccer teams?

\nOlimpia (Tegucigalpa), Motagua (Tegucigalpa), Marathon(SPS), Real España (SPS), Victoria (La Ceiba), Vida (La Ceiba), Real Juventud (Santa Barbara), Deporte Savio (Santa Rosa de Copan) and Hispano (Comayagua)

How did Honduras get its name?

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

Which continent is Honduras on?

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 (MORE)

What does Honduras import?

probably not very much becasue their country is very poor they don't have enough money to import stuff in the country

Who is famous from Honduras?

Soccer players, for the most part, are very famous in Honduras. Themost notable players are: Carlos Pavon, Carlo Costly and DavidSuazo.

What are things to do in Honduras?

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 :)

What do they wear in Honduras?

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 (MORE)

What is Honduras food?

it mostly involves beans, rice, tortillas, meat, and potatoes. they also love coffee and grow bananas.

What is there to do in Honduras?

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 (MORE)

Does Honduras have a peninsula?

No the country of Honduras does not have a peninsula. Honduras islocated in Central America and has a population of 8 millionpeople.

Name of money in Honduras?

The currency in Honduras is the "Lempira". "Lempira" was the name of Honduran native who fought against spanish occupation in late 1,500's.

What is the elevation of Honduras?

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.

What do they were traditionaly in Honduras?

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

What are the rivers names in Honduras?

Coco River. Cruta River. Nakunta River. Mocorón River. Warunta River. Patuca River. Wampú River. Guayambre River. Guayape River. Tinto River. Talgua River. Telica River. Jalan River. Sigre River. Plátano River. Río Sico Tinto Negro. Sico River. Paulaya River. Aguán R (MORE)

Is Honduras rich?

Not according to the World Bank who rate it as the third poorest country in the Western hemisphere after Haiti and Nicaragua.

What are the religions in the Honduras?

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 (MORE)

What do they grow in Honduras?

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 (MORE)

What is the popular girls name in Honduras?

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 (MORE)

How do you get to Honduras?

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 (MORE)

What is the full country name of Honduras?

Its real official name is " REPÚBLICA 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.

Where did it gets Honduras it's name?

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 (MORE)

What biome are in Honduras?

Mangroves, Lowland Tropical Coniferous Forest / Tropical Savannah, Tropical Moist Broadleaf (Rain) Forest, Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest, and Cloud Forest.

Does it snow in Honduras?

Sorry, it doesn't snow in Honduras. I understand it can get rather chilly up in the mountains, but no snow.

Is Honduras a capital?

No, Honduras is not a capital, it's a country in Central America. It's capital is Tegucigalpa.

What is special about Honduras?

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 :)

Who owns Honduras?

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.

What is the church in Honduras?

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 (MORE)

How does Honduras get its name?

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.

Are Honduras and British Honduras the same?

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.

What is Honduras a isthmus?

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.

Is Honduras dirty?

Like any country it has its good and bad parts . Some are dirty some clean.

Can Honduras have typhoons?

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.