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Honduras FlagHonduras

Free, Sovereign And Independent.

 

General


Population: 8,143,564 (2011)
Land Area: 112,090 sq km
Natural Resources: Timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydro power
Capital: Tegucigalpa
Political System: Democratic Constitutional Republic
State Leader: Porfirio Lobo Sosa (2010)
Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialects
Currency: Lempira (HNL)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%
Major Ethnicities: Mestizo 90%, Amerindian 7%, African 2%, Caucasian 1%
Life Expectancy: 70.61 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 15.34 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 33.77 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 12.4%, Industry 26.9%, Services 60.8% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 39.2%, Industry 20.9%, Services 39.8% (2005)
Industries: Sugar, coffee, textiles, clothing, wood products
Agriculture Products: Bananas, coffee, citrus; beef; shrimp, tilapia, lobster; corn, african palm
Human Development Index: 0.625 (121st)
Tourism Revenue: 403 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.1% (2010)

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Army Size: 12 000 (2004)
Budget: 0.6% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Honduras is located in Central America. It is bordered by El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Honduras' economy has grown steadily in the last few years. However, 50% of the population remain poor and the unemployment rate is exceptionally high. Honduras figures on the list of Heavily Indebted Poor Countries compiled by the IMF.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Honduras
Wikipedia: Honduras
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/HND.html

Updated on: December 20, 2011