Map - Francisco Morazán Department (Departmento de Francisco Morazán)

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Francisco Morazán Department (Departmento de Francisco Morazán)

Francisco Morazán, FMO is one of the departments of Honduras.

It is located in the central part of the nation. The departmental capital is Tegucigalpa, which is also Honduras's national capital. Until 1943 it was known as Tegucigalpa department. It was named after national hero Francisco Morazán.

The department is very mountainous, with rugged ranges covered in pine forests; which are rocky and mostly clay. Valleys, like those of Guiamaca, Talanga, and Amarateca, are interspersed among the ranges. Many of the high mountain peaks house cloud forests, like La Tigra National park or Cerro Uyuca. The extreme southeastern portion of the department has a Pacific dry forest environment, while the northern portion contains the Montaña de la Flor, home to the Jicaque people.

Francisco Morazán department covers a total surface area of 7946 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 1,680,700 people.

The coat-of-arms and department flag of Francisco Morazán Department are the same as its capital, Tegucigalpa.


Map - Francisco Morazán Department (Departmento de Francisco Morazán)

Latitude / Longitude : 14° 15' 0" N / 87° 10' 0" W | Time zone : UTC+-6 | Currency : HNL | Telephone : 504  

Country - Honduras

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Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras (República de Honduras), is a country in Central America. In the past, it was sometimes referred to as "Spanish Honduras" to differentiate it from British Honduras, which later became modern-day Belize. The republic of Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.

Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, before the Spanish invaded in the sixteenth century. The Spanish introduced Roman Catholicism and the now predominant Spanish language, along with numerous customs that have blended with the indigenous culture. Honduras became independent in 1821 and has since been a republic, although it has consistently endured much social strife and political instability, and remains one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In 1960, the northern part of what was the Mosquito Coast was transferred from Nicaragua to Honduras by the International Court of Justice.
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HNL Honduran lempira L 2
ISO Language
ES Spanish language
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