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Music

The music of Honduras is very varied, Punta is the main "ritmo" de Honduras, to Caribbean music like salsa, merengue, reggae, and reggaeton all widely heard especially in the North, to Mexican rancheras heard in the interior, rural part of the country. The country's ancient capital of Tegucigalpa is an important center for modern Honduran music, and is home to the College for Fine Arts [1].

The Garifuna came from and escaped Island Caribs who were deported from St. Vincent to Central America (especially Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and also in Nicaragua in 1802) by the British when they conquered St. Vincent. The Garifunas kept themselves apart from the social system then dominant, leading to a distinctive culture that include chumba and hunguhungu, a circular dance in a three beat rhythm, which is often combined with punta. There are other songs typical to each gender, women having eremwu eu and abaimajani, rhythmic a cappella songs, and laremuna wadauman, men's work songs. Other forms of dance music include matadfgmuerte, gunchei, charikawi and sambai.

Though American music has produced most of the popular music in modern Honduras, the country has produced several well-known musicians such as; Curtis Jackson, Diablos Negros, Victors Cereal Band, A.D.N., Delirium, Sueño Digviana, Pez Luna, Sol Caracol, Khaoticos,ANIMA, URANIA, Ytterbium, Karpenter's Kids, El Pez, Montuca SoundSystem and Evolucion Neutra. A few famous bands originally from Honduras are The Dung Beetles, The Fruit Loops, and Extreme Latino Rock!

Punta is the main "rimto" de Honduras. Honduran people like to salsa. Garifuna music seems to be the most popular type of music. Garifunas kept themselves seperate from the social system. Hunguhungu is a dance in a three beat rythym. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocdvtIyyt9Y

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Official Honduras Symbols

Official Honduras Symbols | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

The pine tree is the national tree of Honduras. It was to establish protective measures. The orchid is the national flower of Honduras. Before that it was the rose, but they were not native to Honduras. The national fauna is the white tailed deer.

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Important holiday

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In Honduras, festivals are very large events. The largest festival is is the La Ceiba carnival. That is basically Honduras's version of Mardi Gras. People from all over Honduras show up, they are the biggest events. On the 29th of June, Feria Juniana is celebrated and that is the biggest traditional festival. There is a lot of eating, drinking, music, etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ZUXXWFUKc

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Weather during this time of the year in the capital city.

Weather during this time of the year in the capital city. | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

Tegucigalpa has a tropical climate with dry winters. The high temperature average for November is 78 degrees. Precipitation occurs in about half of the days. Snow rarely falls in November. There is 55% humidity. You get at least 11 hours of sunlight each day of November.

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Important People

Important People | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

Jose R. Ruiz is a famous painter. Froilán Turcios was a famous novelist and writer. Steve Van Buren played football for the Philidelphia Eagles. Izza Medina was a tennis player. Mario Zamora was a famous sculptor.

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Typical crop/agriculture

Typical crop/agriculture | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

Since Honduras is a very poor country, they have to rely on agriculture. Honduras's agriculture was first dominated by bananas, coffee, and sugar. Bananas and coffee together are still accounted for 50% of honduran exports in 1992. They made the biggest contribution to the economy. There was a major sugar boom in the 1980s.

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Religion

The pre-Hispanic people that lived in actual Honduras were polytheistic Mayans and other groups. In the 16th century Christianity was introduced.

Maya religion was an important religion in Copan (Honduras), between fourth and seventh century.

The first catholic mass celebrated in continental American territory was carried out on August 14, 1502 in Punta Caxinas, which was two weeks after the discovery of Honduras by Christopher Columbus. Since then, the Spanish took charge inculcating the catholic faith among the Honduran natives.

The Constitution provides freedom of religion. Most Hondurans claim themselves to be Roman Catholic. The pre-Hispanic people who lived in Honduras were Mayans. The Maya religion was important in Honduras in the sixth and seventh century. In the 16th century Chirstianity was introduced.

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Literacy rate

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The literacy rate for Honduras is about 80% for both boys and girls. The median age is 18. The average life expectancy is 65 years for men and 68 years for women. 65% of the population is living in poverty. The national language spoken is Spanish.

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President or leader

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The President of the Republic of Honduras is the head of state and head of government of Honduras. The President is also Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. According to the 1982 Constitution of Honduras, the primary function of the office is to "Execute and enforce the Constitution, treaties and conventions, laws and other legal dispositions." The constitution also dictates that the president is elected directly by the people to a single four-year term.

Section V, Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Honduras of 1982 establishes the President as the executive branch of government and sets forth the powers and qualifications for the office. Qualifications are extremely stringent, designed to prevent a dictatorship by political, military, or business figures. To be eligible to run for president, the candidate is required to:

The president of Honduras is the head-of -state and the head-of-government. The president is also head of the Armed forces. The current president of Honduras is Porfirio Pepe Lobo. His presidential term began on January 27th, 2010. He represents the National Party of Honduras.

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Population and Racial Demographics

Population and Racial Demographics | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

The population of Honduras is about 8.2 million people. The different ethnicities are mestizo(mixed Amerindian and European) 86%, Amerindian 7%, black 4%, and white 3%.The Spanish language is prominant in Honduras. However, English is spoken along the Cairibbean. The population growth rate is 1.888%

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Map of Country

Map of Country | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

Honduras covers a total of 112,090 square kilometers. it holds a population of 8,296,693 people. it has a Caribbean along with a Pacific coastline. Honduras is the second largest country in Central America. It is very mountainous.

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Sports

Sports | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

Football is the most popular sport in the counrty. Several football competitions are held year round. Tennis is also popular, along with golf. Tennis players compete for the Fed Cup and the Davis Cup. Golf is just a leisure sport that people play in their free time.

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Crime

Crime is one of the many social problems of everyday life in the Central American nation of Honduras. Over the years, Honduras has been experiencing an increase in armed robberies and firearm violence. There are reports that since the 2009 Honduran coup d'état, there has been a large increase in crime and violence.[1]

Poverty, gangs, and low apprehension and conviction rates of criminals contribute to a high crime rate. There have been reports of men carrying firearms and machetes, which has led to violence several times.[2] Since Honduras has a large tourist industry, tourists have been often been targeted victims of crime, such as robbery. In San Pedro Sula, armed robberies against tourist vans, minibuses and cars traveling from the airport to area hotels. A high rate of unemployment and drug trafficking have led to an extremely high rate of crime in Honduras as well.[3]

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Honduras has the highest rate of intentional homicide in the world, with 6,239 intentional homicides, or 82.1 per 100,000 of population in 2010. This is significantly higher than the rate in El Salvador, which at 66.0 per 100,000 in 2010, has the second highest rate of intentional homicide in the world.[4]

Crime is one of the many social problems in Honduras. The has been an increase in armed robberies and firearm violence. Poverty, gangs, etc contribute to a high crime rate. Tourists are high victims of crimes. Francisco Morazan Department is one of the most dangerous places in Honduras.

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Industries important to country

The mining industry has made noticable growth in the past few years. Also while the manufacturing industry has now grown, it is still just as important. Each industry brings in a good amount of money for the country. Agriculture is the largest export category. Honduras relies on agriculture for a lot of things.

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Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it
The small town of Copan, Honduras, boasts one of the most famous archaeological sites in the Maya world. Copan stands out in the area of elaborate stone carvings and stelae.
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Timeline

Timeline | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

Christopher Colombus landed in Honduras in 1502. Napolean overthrew the king of Spain in 1810. Inderendence was gained in 1821. Honduras broke away from Mexico in 1823. Honduras becomes fully independent in 1840.

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Typical Food

Typical Food | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

Food in Honduras is not much different than the United States, whth a few exceptions. Breakfast is known as "american style" where they eat scrambled eggs, beans, and tortillas. Typical means normally include rice and beans. There is also some sort of meat, whether it be beef or chicken. Tamales and Burritas are other famous meals. Arroz con Leche is a famous dessert in Hoduras. It is rice soaked in milk with sugar, cinnamon, and other sweet things. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dClc0NbhtWA

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Type of Government

Honduras has a Democratic Constitutional Republic government. The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa. They gained their Independence on the 15th of September in 1821 from Spain. Their national holiday is Independence Day, celebrated on September 15th. You must be 18 to vote.

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Currency and Exchange Rate

Currency and Exchange Rate | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

The lempira is the currency of Honduras. It is divided into 100 centavos. It was named after cacique Lempira, a ruler of the Lenca people in the 16th century. The exchange rate is 19 lempiras to 1 United States dollar. This rate is set by the Central Bank of Honduras.

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Area

Honduras is a country situated in Central America. Honduras borders the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. Guatemala lies to the west, Nicaragua south east and El Salvador to the south west. It is the second largest Central American republic. The triangular-shaped country has a total area of just over 43,000 square miles (110,000 km2). The 700-kilometers northern boundary is the Caribbean coast extending from the mouth of the Río Motagua on the west to the mouth of the Río Coco on the east, at Cape Gracias a Dios. The 922-kilometer southeastern side of the triangle is the land border with Nicaragua; it follows the Río Coco near the Caribbean Sea and then extends southwestward through mountainous terrain to the Gulf of Fonseca on the Pacific Ocean. The southern apex of the triangle is a 153- kilometer coastline at the Gulf of Fonseca, which opens onto the Pacific Ocean. The western land boundary consists of the 342-kilometer border with El Salvador and the 256-kilometer border with Guatemala.

Honduras has three distinct topographical regions: an extensive interior highland area and two narrow coastal lowlands. The interior, which constitutes approximately 80 percent of the country's terrain, is mountainous. The larger Caribbean lowlands in the north and the Pacific lowlands bordering the Gulf of Fonseca are characterized by alluvial plains.

The interior highlands are the most prominent feature of Honduran topography. Composing approximately 80 percent of the country's total area, these mountain areas are home to the majority of the population. Because the rugged terrain has made the land difficult to traverse and equally difficult to cultivate, this area has not been highly developed. The soil here is poor; Honduras lacks the rich volcanic ash found in other Central American countries. Until the early part of the twentieth century, the highlands economy consisted primarily of mining and livestock

Honduras borders the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. The country is trianglular-shaped. Guatemala lies to the west of Honduras. El Salvador is south of Honduras and Nicaragua is to the east. The triangle-shaped country has a total area of 43,000 square miles.

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Flag of country

Flag of country | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

The national flag of Honduras was adopted on March 7, 1866. 5 stars were placed in the center of the flag to represent the original 5 Central American provinces. The two outer blue bands represents the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The inner white area represtents the land between the ocean and the peace and prosperity of its people. The five stars are arranged in the pattern of an X in hopes that the five nations will form a union again.

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Country name and capital

Country name and capital | Honduras, Alexa Watts | Scoop.it

Honduras is a republic in Central America. Comayagua was the capital of Honduras until 1880 when it was changed to Tegucigalpa. Honduras eventually adopted the name "Republic of Honduras". The motto is "Libre, Soberana e Independiente". The english translation of this is "Free, Soveriegn and Independent.

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