Last updated on April 22nd, 2017 at 06:56 am
The Beautiful Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Honduras has one of the most complex and intricate biospheres in the world. The tropical forests contain some of the rarest plants, animals and birds in the world. The Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve in particular is a UNESCO heritage site and a must-visit even if you don’t like animals, plants, and birds! The site is also home to more than 2000 indigenous tribes that still follow their traditional lifestyle in the biosphere.
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For travelers interested in oral lore, Honduran folklore has some of the most interesting legends and stories. Myths about the Las Ciguapas or savage women with supernatural powers, El Sílbon or an omen of death, Los Duendes or infant ghosts who have a naughty intention, and La Llorona, a ghost who drowns children; are all popular oral culture that make for an interesting hearing.
Every country is unique and these are just a few interesting facts we’ve managed to find about Honduras. If you have something else you’d like to share, do write in to us and we will be happy to discuss them here.
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Honduras quick facts
|Total area||112,090 sq km|
|Borders||Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea|
|Life expectancy||71.1 years (2016)|
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
|Terrain||mostly mountains in interior, narrow coastal plains|
|Natural resources||timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower|
|Birth rate||23.14 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)|
|Death rate||5.17 deaths/1,000 population (2015 est.)|
|Sex ratio||1.01 male(s)/female (2015 est.)|
|Government type||presidential republic|
|Independence||15 September 1821 (from Spain)|
|National symbols||scarlet macaw, white-tailed deer; national colors: blue, white|
|National anthem||"Himno Nacional de Honduras" (National Anthem of Honduras)|
|GDP - per capita (PPP)||$4,900 (2015 est.)|
|Industries||sugar, coffee, woven and knit apparel, wood products, cigars|
|Exports||$7.759 billion (2015 est.)|
coffee, apparel, coffee, shrimp, automobile wire harnesses, cigars, bananas, gold, palm oil, fruit, lobster, lumber
|Imports||$10.9 billion (2015 est.)|
communications equipment, machinery and transport, industrial raw materials, chemical products, fuels, foodstuffs
|Internet country code||.hn|
|Internet users||1.781 million|
percent of population: 20.4% (July 2015 est.)
|Time Zone||CST (UTC−6)|
|Drives on the||Right|