Land area: 43,201 sq mi (111,891 sq km); total area: 43,278 sq mi (112,090 sq km). Honduras is the second largest country in Central America. Compared to states in the United States it is the size of Tennessee. Honduras is generally mountainous, but the country is marked by fertile plateaus, river valleys, and narrow coastal plains. Off the coast, the Bay Islands are home to the second largest barrier reef in the world.