Honduras

Honduras Overview

Honduras is a small Central American country that is known for the production of bananas.

Tegucigalpa, the capital and largest city of Honduras, is located in the northern lowlands. The country has limited transportation, and Tegucigalpa is one of the few capitals in the world with no railroad.

CLIMATE

Honduras has a tropical climate that becomes cooler in the mountains with the increase of altitude. The coastal lowlands have an average yearly temperature of 88 °F (31 °C), with little seasonal change. Tegucigalpa, has an average of 74 °F (23 °C). The capital’s temperature rarely rises above 90 °F (32 °C) in May, the warmest month, and seldom falls below 50 °F (10 °C) in December, the coolest month. The highland areas have mild temperatures.

The rainy season begins in May and ends by November or December in the southern and central highlands. The rain falls until February in the north, and almost throughout the year in the northeast.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Tegucigalpa
POPULATION: 7.6 million
LANGUAGE: Spanish
CURRENCY: Lempira
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 110/220V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: HN
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +504
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -6