Honduras

GEOGRAPHY & CLIMATE

Honduras is a Central American country. Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, The north coast of Honduras borders the Caribbean Sea. Honduras consists mainly of mountains, with narrow plains along the coasts. A large undeveloped lowland jungle, La Mosquitia lies in the northeast, and the heavily populated lowland Sula valley in the northwest.

The climate varies from tropical in the lowlands to temperate in the mountains. The average high temperature nationwide is 32°C (90°F) and the average low is 20°C (68°F). Temperatures are coolest in mountain areas.

PEOPLE & CULTURE

Honduras was home to several important MesoAmerican cultures, particularly the Maya, before the Spanish invaded in the sixteenth century. The ethnic composition are of Mestizo 90%, Amerindian 7%, Black African 2 % and White 1% and the religious composition consists of Roman catholic 97% and Protestant 3%. The official language is Spanish.

The culture of Honduras is affected by the poverty line which is almost near to 80% and this has a negative impact on the country. Family bondage is seen frequently in Honduras and almost 15% of the population of the country lives abroad, mainly in the U.S.A. A women’s rights movement is evident and women are constantly fighting for the right to work with the men.

Football is the choice of Honduras people and they enjoy playing the game and its affects the  Honduras culture a lot in sporty activities. Honduras national soccer team is the international team of the country and it has given some outstanding performances. The cuisine of Honduras consists of plantains, bread, tortillas and rice and seafood, such as lobster and crab.

 

 

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