at now. To visit a land full of many different customs and where culture is put
learn about our travel.
?Size And Population?
population is about 60% rural. In 1995 the estimated population was 5,968,000.
?Physical Landscape And Location?
Except for two coastal strips, Honduras is a plateau, consisting of broad,
fertile plains broken by deep valleys, and traversed by mountain ranges in a
northwestern to southwestern direction. Most of the country?s rivers drain to the
?Culture And Customs?
long been a custom to our southern neighbors. in northwestern Honduras is a
archaeological sites in the entire western hemisphere.
?Type Of Government?
the people elect a president and the members of the legislature serve four-year
have often taken complete control of the government in the past.
ages of 7 and 12. Although the literacy rate stands at 73% the government pledges
Spanish is the official language and is spoken by nearly all the Honduran
people. English is spoken by some people in the north, and the Native Americans
have retained their languages.
?Type of Currency?
The unit of currency in Honduras is the lempira, which is divided into 100
centavos. 6.91 lempiras equal $1.00 to the US as of 1993. Government controlled
municipal Bank and national Agricultural development Bank provide credit for
About 16% of the total land area of Honduras is arabel, most of it on the
coastal plains. The leading cash crop are coffee and bananas and plantains. Other
important crops include sugarcane and palm oil. The principle food crops are
corn, beans, and rice. Citrus fruit and pineapples also are grown.
accessible through an increase in modern health units. Also through the
personnel. Unfortunately, malnutrition, inadequate housing, and infant diseases
are still a problem.
The climate of Honduras is Tropical but is tempered by the higher
elevations of the interior. Coastal regions are warmer and the humidity can
become high. This all added together gives the Honduras nation an average 80
degrees F. or 26.7 degrees C.
cultured country. I am confident that you will enjoy this awesome experience!