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Last Two for the Last Bullet.

Last Two for the Last Bullet. | Honduras | Scoop.it

Two more things I found interesting about Honduras was that Honduras was originally neutral during World War II but after the bombing of pearl harbor they joined the side of the allies. They declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy. They never sent troops into help but they provided raw materials that were desperately needed. Lastly Hondurians get the nickname Catrachos/Catrachas after a famous Honduran general, Florencio Xatruch. This name is meant to be taken as a compliment.

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Last Two for the Last Bullet.

Last Two for the Last Bullet. | Honduras | Scoop.it

Two more things I found interesting about Honduras was that Honduras was originally neutral during World War II but after the bombing of pearl harbor they joined the side of the allies. They declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy. They never sent troops into help but they provided raw materials that were desperately needed. Lastly Hondurians get the nickname Catrachos/Catrachas after a famous Honduran general, Florencio Xatruch. This name is meant to be taken as a compliment.

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Honduras Music

I have no idea what they're saying, but I love the music. The popular music of Honduras is The Punta. Although it is very famous among many countries, it is very difficult to dance to. This type of music started on the coast and spread to all of Honduras. But it is most common in central Honduras.

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Tourist Attractions

The second largest great barrier reef in the world is in the Bay Islands of Honduras. The reef in the video was in fact the Honduras reef. Other places to visit in Honduras include Roatan where you can swim, snorkel, scuba dive, or sea kayak the day away at one of the fine beaches at West End or West Bay. The Museum of Anthropology and History in San Pedro Sula is worth stopping by to see. On the road between San Pedro Sula and Tela/La Ceiba is the Nombre de Dios mountain range juts up to the east and south of you as you travel through the lush tropical region.  

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Holidays of Honduras

The holiday's are described by dates. March 19th is Father's day. April 19th is America day. Honduran Independence Day is on September 15th. September 17th is Teacher’s Day in Honduras, and is celebrated by thousands of teachers across the country. Francisco Morazán day (Also known as Soldiers Day in Honduras)is celebrated throughout the country on October 3rd.

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Industry

I couldn't find a source ANYWHERE for a third industry but these are the two I found. Mining is a small industry in the Honduras economy. There are many unexploited resources that could expand the mining industry. However, political and enviornmental issues refuse to let that happen. Not to mention the enviornmentalist groups setting the industry back. The second industry is manufacturing. Unlike mining, this is an industry that has experienced a lot of growth in the past decade. "In July 2000 Honduras was granted North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) parity for its exports, meaning it would receive the same trade benefits as signatories of NAFTA even though it was not an actual party to the agreement."

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How To Prepare Honduran Tamales

Tamales are typical to eat during the holidays. They do not actually use aluminum foil or wax paper in Honduras. However, they had a limited amout of banana leaves to use. They also do not use mixed vegetables in the tamales. The video does tell you the complete recipe and preparation technique however.

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Honduras - Government

In January of 1982 Honduras became a democratic government. Previously, the military basically had full control over the national government. During the Suazo Córdova administration, the military allowed a United States military presence and hosted members of the Nicaraguan Resistance, a group attempting to overthrow the Nicaraguan government. In the early 1990s, the Honduran military continued to operate as an autonomous institution with increasing involvement in economic activities. With the democracy however, the executive branch of government has traditionally dominated the legislative and judicial branches.

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Currency & Exchange Rate

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The currency in Honduras is Lempira. 1 US Dollar(s) = 19.3557 Honduran Lempira(s). 1 Lempira Banknote is approximately 5 US Cents. 2 Lempira Banknote is approximately 10 US Cents. 5 Lempira Banknote is approximately 30 US cents. 10 Lempira Banknote is approximately 50 US Cents. 20 Lempira Banknote is approximately 1 US Dollar. 50 Lempira Banknote is approximately 2.7 US Dollars. 100 Lempira Banknote is approximately 5.4 US Dollars. 500 Lempira Banknote is approximately 27 US Dollars.

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Area

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.

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Flag of Country

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Honduras adopted their flag on March 7th, 1886. There are five cerulean stars that were placed in the center to represent the five original Central American provinces. The stars are in a "X" pattern in hopes that the five nations of the former Federal Republic of Central America (El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala) can come together and be a union again. The two outer cerulean bands represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The inner white band represents the land between the ocean and the sea and the peace and prosperity of its people. 

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Capital of Honduras | Tegucigalpa

Capital of Honduras | Tegucigalpa | Honduras | Scoop.it

The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa. It was named after the Indian word which means "silver mountains", because the area was abundent in silver. Comayagüela is Tegucigalpa's "twin sister" and they are only separated by the Choluteca River. They were founded in 1578 but officially became the capital in 1880. The city is not very big at all, everyone knows "who is who" around there.

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Honduras Soccer

Soccer is my favorite sport so I thought I'd check their team out. The above clip is the Honduras vs Costa Rica game where they won 4-0. This is significant because they are rivals and Honduras has lost most of the games against them. Their team is  nicknamed Los Catrachos. Honduras is also notable for the Football War which was fought against El Salvador, after the Salvadorans qualified for the 1970 World Cup eliminating Honduras. 

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Tegucigalpa Weather

Tegucigalpa Weather | Honduras | Scoop.it

The current weather of Tegucigalpa is mostly cloudy at 68 degrees F. The highs for the next 10 days do not go below 76 degrees F. The lows for the next 10 days do not go below 55 degrees F. A chance of rain is 20-30% likely all week long. 7/10 days it will be partly cloudy. The other 3 they are calling for scattered showers.

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Yennyfer Romero's comment, September 24, 2013 4:11 PM
What About Juticalpa? Weather, Juticalpa is a place in Honduras, which belongs to the state called Olancho.
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Famous People from Honduras

Famous People from Honduras | Honduras | Scoop.it

Famous people from Honduras include the soccer players Carlos Pavon, David Suazo, Amado Guevara, Wilson Palacios, Maynor Figueroa, and Henry Thomas. A famous catholic cardinal is Oscar Andres Rodriguez. Famous Presidents of Honduras include Roberto Suazo Cordova, Rafael Leonardo Callejas, Carlos Flores, Manuel Zelaya Rosales, Roberto Micheletti, and the current president, Porfirio Lobo Sosa. A Football (Yes, American football) Player is Steve Van Buren. Last but not least, Jovany Varela the ONLY Honduran to ever win a JUDO World Championship and the FIRST Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter that represented Honduras.

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Compu Net's comment, May 23, 2013 2:31 PM
Hello, I just found your page thru google while I was searching Honduran news and see that you mentioned my name here :) I HIGHLY appreciate that, thank you very much. Jovany Varela www.Jovany.com
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HONDURAS History Facts & Timeline ***

HONDURAS History Facts & Timeline *** | Honduras | Scoop.it

Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Christopher Columbus went across the land, and found Honduras in 1502. In 1525 Spain began the conquest of Honduras and was successful until 1810 when Napoleon took them over. Sometime in the 1800's the British took over the coastal areas and established them. In 1831 Honduras joined the Mexican empire but broke away again 2 years later. 

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Honduras - Traditional Crops

Honduras's agriculture has been dominated first by bananas and then to a lesser extent by coffee and sugar.Bananas and coffee still account for 50% of Honduras's exports in 1992. That year coffee produced $287 million (US dollars) and coffee produced $148 million (US dollars). Compared to 1991 these numbers are low. Banana shipped to multiple nations, where coffee isn't as popular. They tried going for the sugar industry, but that was a complete disaster. It led to stikes by small farmers/producers. 

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Religion

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The Roman Catholic church dominates the religion in Honduras with 80%. But according to a 2002 poll of citizens 18+, only 63% of people called themselves Roman Catholic. The rest called themselves evangelical Christians (23%), and the remaining 14% affiliated themselves with another religious group. These include Judaism, Greek Orthodox, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mennonite, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Union Church, and about 300 evangelical Protestant churches. Freedom of religion was established in 1982 after the election.

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Literacy Rate

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The literacy rate in Honduras is 83%. Compared to the rest of the world it ranks of 118 out of 194. They are 16% lower than the United States. The Dominican Republic is 6% higher than Honduras. However, Nicaragua is 5% lower than Honduras.

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President or Leader

President or Leader | Honduras | Scoop.it

On the 22nd of December in 1947 Porfitio Lobo Sosa was born in Trujillo, Honduras. He is a member of the National power. Lobo was president during 2002-2006 but lost the 2005 election to Manuel Zelaya.He came back into power on the 27th of January 2010. He is a National Party (a center-right conservative political party) member. Also, he is a professional politician and an agricultural landowner.

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Population and Radical Demographics

Population and Radical Demographics | Honduras | Scoop.it

Honduras has a population of seven million people. 93% of Honduras is mestizo and the other 7% are other minority groups including Lencas, Chortís, Tolupanes, Pechs, Tawahkas, Garífunas, and Miskitos. In the 2001 national census minority groups made up half a million people (473,531). 50% of the population is under 19 years old and only 3% of the population is 65 or over. The ratio of men to women is approximately equal.

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Honduras Map

Honduras Map | Honduras | Scoop.it

Honduras shares borders with Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. It has a total area of 43,000 square miles. Along it's coast Honduras controls numerous islands in the Caribbean Sea. Many natural resources that come from Honduras which include timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower. In Honduras, there are frequent mild earthquakes, damaging hurricanes, and floods along the Caribbean coast.

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