Honduras Real Estate
Information about Honduras
Honduras is a democratic republic in Central America. Its capital is Tegucigalpa. Honduras borders the Caribbean Sea on the north coast and the Pacific Ocean on the south through the Gulf of Fonseca. The climate varies from tropical in the lowlands to temperate in the mountains. Natural resources include timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, shrimp, and hydropower. In La Mosquitia region, lies the UNESCO world-he...ritage site Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, with the Coco River which divides the country from Nicaragua. Honduras has five registered political parties. Economic growth in the last few years has averaged 7% a year which has been one of the most successful growths in Latin America.
Tegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras and is also the country's largest city. Tegucigalpa is also the capital of Honduras's Francisco Morazán department. Tegucigalpa is divided presently into "barrios" and "colonias". The latter represent relatively recent 20th-century middle class residential suburbs that are continuously spreading while the former are old inner-city neighborhoods. Most of the city's outskirts are "barrios marginales", shantytowns that house the poorest elements of Honduran society. The marked difference between social classes in Honduras is evident in Tegucigalpa with its largely improvised growth. The wealthy elite of the country live in upscale neighborhoods such as El Hatillo, Lomas del Guijarro, Loma Linda, Miramontes, Colonia Palmira and El Molino.
San Pedro Sula
San Pedro Sula is a city in Honduras. It is located in the northwest corner of the country, in the Valle de Sula (Sula Valley), about 60 km south of Puerto Cortés on the Caribbean Sea. With an estimated population of over 1,000,000 people (2007 estimate) in its metro area, it is the second largest city in the country behind the capital Tegucigalpa, and is considered the industrial center of Honduras. It is the capital of the Cortés department.
Located in the northern part of Honduras, the city was founded in 1536 by Don Pedro de Alvarado as Villa de San Pedro de Puerto Caballos.
The city serves as a major transportation hub for the rest of the country, while economically maintaining its base in light industry and the commercial production of coffee, bananas, beef, sugar cane, tobacco, and forestry.
The city has a museum of archeology and history, which includes both Pre-Columbian artifacts and expositions detailing the evolution of the city. The cigar making business is important here, as are garment assembly plants, known as maquiladoras. Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) is one of the most important, perhaps the best airport in Honduras due to its local and international connections. Real C.D. España is their best known football team while Club Deportivo Marathón is the most popular team in this city. San Pedro Sula is the only city in the country to have two official stadiums Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, Estadio Francisco Morazan and a small unofficial stadium (Yankel Rosenthal). The first private university in Honduras was founded in San Pedro Sula in 1978, Universidad de San Pedro Sula (The accredited private univeristy).
Choloma is a municipality in the Honduran department of Cortés. The mayor is Polo Crivelli. It is the sixth largest city in Honduras.
Many factories are stationed in Choloma due to cheap labor which has helped the municipality's economy. As a result of this fast food joints like Pizza Hut, Wendy's, Church's Chicken, Burger King and even a mall have opened in the municipality. Choloma is just south of Puerto Cortes and north of San Pedro Sula, with transportation to other municipalities provided by private bus companies. Many transnational companies, such as Oskoch, are stationed here for production as well as in various tax free zones around the country.
La Ceiba is a port city on the northern coast of Honduras in Central America. It is located on the southern edge of the Caribbean Sea forming part of the south eastern boundary of the Gulf of Honduras. With a population of over 170,000 living in approximately 170 residential areas (called colonias or barrios), it is the third largest city in the country and the capital of the Honduran department of Atlántida. La Ceiba was officially founded on August 23, 1877. The city is named for giant ceiba trees which grew near the old dock, which finally fell into the sea in late 2007. Its climate is tropical, with a latitude of 15° 46.0 and a longitude of 086° 50.0. The city has been officially proclaimed the "Eco-Tourism Capital of Honduras" as well as the "Entertainment Capital of Honduras". Every year, on the third or fourth Saturday of May, the city holds its famous carnival to commemorate Isidore the Laborer (Spanish San Isidro Labrador). During this time, the city is host to over 500,000 tourists.
The municipality of El Progreso is located in the Honduran department of Yoro. Ramon Villeda Morales international airport of San Pedro Sula is located west of the city. To the east of the city is the mountain range of Mico Quemado (Burned Monkey).
El Progreso is located at a crossroads. Due to its strategic location, many travelers or tourists pass through el Progreso in one way or another. For that reason, el Progreso is considered a city of extreme importance in Honduras. Many travelers going to San Pedro Sula, Tela, La Ceiba, La Lima, Tegucigalpa etc. make a connection here, or use it as a rest area.
The territorial extension of the city is 547.5 km². Of this territory; 40.51 km² is defined as urban and 506.99 km² as rural. The city is also divided into three geographic zones, that make up more than 100 barrios, that is home to more than 90,000 people. The climate of the city is humid.