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General Information of Honduras map:
- Honduras is a country in Central America
- Official Name: Republic of Honduras, República de Honduras
- Capital: Tegucigalpa
- Population: 8,264,000
- Languages: Spansh
- Geographic Region: America, Central America
- Geographic Size (km sq): 112,492
- Year of UN Membership: 1945
- Year of Present State Formation: 1838
- Current UN Representative: Mary Elizabeth Flores
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Agalteca, Auasbila, Balfate, Catacamas, Cedros, Choluteca, Comayagua, Concepcion, Danli, Dulce Nombre de Culmi, El Progreso, El Triunfo, Gracias, Iriona, Juticalpa, La Ceiba, La Esperanza, La Lima, La Paz, La Virtud, Lamani, Las Vegas, Lepaterique, Nacaome, ueva Arcadia, Nueva Ocotepeque, Olanchito, Pespire, Pueblo Viejo, Puerto Castilla, Puerto Cortes, Puerto Lempira, Sabana Grande, Salama, San Esteban, San Lorenzo, San Luis, San Pedro Sula, Sant Rita, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa de Copan, Siguatepeque, Talanga, Tegucigalpa, Tela La Ceiba, Trujillo, Victoria, Yorito, Yoro and Yuscaran.
Aguan River, Bahia de La Union, Bahia de Tela, Bahia de Trujillo, Caribbean Sea, Choluteea River, Cordillera Entres Rio, Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Golf of Honduras, Golfo de Fonseca, Lago de Tansin, Lago de Yojoa, Laguna de Brus, Laguna de Caratasca, Laguna de Guaimoreto, Laguna de Ibans, Laguna de Warunta, Montana de Celaque, Montanas de Colon, Montanas de Comayagua, Montanas del Patuca, Pacific Ocean, Rio Aguan, Rio Coco, Rio Grande de Oldiro, Rio Guayape, Rio Julan, Rio Patuca, Rio Paulaya, Rio Sico and Ulua River.
Honduras has a variety of metallic resources which include antimony, copper, iron ore, lead, gold, silver and zinc. Fuel resources for the country are coal and hydropower. Other resources include timber and fish.
Honduras is subject to frequent, but generally mild, earthquakes. The country is extremely susceptible to damaging hurricanes and floods along the Caribbean coast.
Honduras has numerous environmental issues. One issue is an expanding urban population. Deforestation is another issue, which results from logging and the clearing of land for agricultural purposes. There is an increased rate of land degradation and soil erosion due to uncontrolled development and the improper land use practices (for example, farming of marginal lands). In addition, the country’s mining activities are polluting Lago de Yojoa (the country’s largest source of fresh water), as well as several rivers and streams, with heavy metals.