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HONDURAS
 

Geography ans Landscape

Geography

Honduras is located in Central America. To the north-west, Honduras borders the Caribbean Sea. To the west lie Guatemala, El Salvador and the Pacific Ocean. In the south lies Nicaragua. The surface area of Honduras is more than 112,000 square kilometres.

Honduras Satellite PhotoHonduras Satellite PhotoPhoto: Publiek domein

Landscape

The most striking aspect of the Honduran landscape is its mountains and mountain ranges, which cover three-quarters of the country's surface. The mountains and hills range in height from 300 to almost 2900 metres, with the highest peak being Cerro las Minas or Pico Celaque (2870 m). The Cerro las Minas lies I the Parque National Montaña de Celaque. Half of the country lies at an altitude of over six hundred metres.

Cerro las Minas, HondurasCerro las Minas, HondurasPhoto: Etxeverz in the public domain

Plains are only found along the coast and in the valleys of the rivers. The two most important rivers in Honduras are the Ulúa and the Coco. Lake Yojua is the largest in the country.

Sources

Elmar Landeninformatie

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated April 2022
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