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Transcript of Honduras

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Sadie Texer
Map of Honduras
The Capitol of Honduras is Tegucigalpa
Flag of Honduras
Population:
8,598,561
Racial Demographics:

Mestizo- 90%
Amerindian- 7%
Black- 2%
White- 1%
Total Area:
112,090 sq km
Land:
111,890 sq km
Water:
200 sq km
President
Juan Orlando Hernández
Currency
The Honduran Lempira
Exchange Rate
20.53 Honduran Lempina per 1 U.S. Dollar
Literacy Rate
Total Population: 85.1%
Male: 85.3%
Female: 84.9%
Government Type
Democratic Constitutional Republic
Religion
Roman Catholic: 97%
Protestant: 3%
The baleada is one of the most common street foods in Honduras. The basic style is made of a flour tortilla which is folded and filled with refried beans, quesillo or cheese and sour cream. Many people add roasted meat, avocado, plantains or scrambled eggs as well.
Typical Food
Typical crop/agricultural
Maize, beans, plantain, sorghum and rice are the primary subsistence crops. However, access to arable land is limited for most subsistence farmers, partly due to Honduras' mountainous terrain
Important Industries
Sugar
Coffee
Wood
1525 - Spain begins conquest of Honduras, which is accomplished only in 1539 after bitter struggles with the native population and rivals representing Spanish power centres in Mexico, Panama and Hispaniola.
1821 - Honduras gains independence from Spain but becomes part of Mexico.

1840 - Honduras becomes fully independent.


1823 - Honduras joins the United Provinces of Central America, which also include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Late 19th-early 20th century - US becomes economically involved in Honduras, with the United Fruit Company controlling two-thirds of banana exports by 1913.
Timeline of History
Semana Santa, literally translating to “Easter Week,” is a multi-day festival celebration in March or April every year depending on the Christian calendar.
Important Festivals
Juan Orlando Hernández
Honduras, President
Carlos Pavon (1993-2010, 101 caps, 58 goals)
Roatán is one of the Honduras Bay Islands in the Caribbean Sea. A popular port-of-call for cruise ships, the island of Roatan is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Honduras because of its beautiful scenery and variety of activities. With its gorgeous beaches and coral reef, Roatan provides opportunities for diving, snorkeling and swimming. The island also features many attractions like the Iguana Farm, the Caramola Gardens and the Roatan Butterfly Garden.
Oct–Feb Rainy season on the north coast and islands but dry in the interior.

Mar–Apr Hot and dry everywhere, with temperatures soaring inland.

Jun–Sep Peak season for viewing whale sharks in Utila.



Weather
The “Soccer War” is known as the armed conflict that occurred as a result of a military aggression of El Salvador against Honduras after a soccer match between the two countries in 1969.
The term “Banana Republic” was first applied to Honduras by the American writer O. Henry, for the influence the U.S. banana companies had at some time.
The cuisine in Honduras often include coconut, even in soups.
65.2% of Hondurans live in poverty.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras's second largest city after Tegucigalpa, has a homicide rate of 169 per 100,000 people and was named the world's most violent city for a second year in a row.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/ho.html
http://www.travelingmyself.com/2014/04/02/interesting-facts-about-honduras/
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