The flag of Honduras

President: Ricardo (Joest) MADURO (since 27 January 2002).

Government System: Democratic Constitutional Republic

Capital City: Tegucigalpa

Population: 6,975,204

Climate: Subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains.

Internet Users: 168,600 (2002)

Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 326,500 (2002)

Literacy (total population): Total population: 76.2%

Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 69.3 years

Natural Resources: Timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower.

Industries: Sugar, coffee, textiles, clothing, wood products.

Agricultural Products: Bananas, coffee, citrus; beef; timber; shrimp.

Export Partners: US 54.4%, El Salvador 8.1%, Germany 5.9%, Guatemala 5.4% (2004).

Import Partners: US 37.5%, Guatemala 6.9%, Mexico 5.4%, Costa Rica 4.3%, El Salvador 4% (2004).

Currency: Lempira (HNL)

Flag description: Three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue with five blue, five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band; the stars represent the members of the former Federal Republic of Central America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua; similar to the flag of El Salvador, which features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL centered in the white band; also similar to the flag of Nicaragua, which features a triangle encircled by the word REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom, centered in the white band.

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REFERENCE - used by permission:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ho.html


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