Honduras - Geography and Maps
Located in Central America, Honduras is bordered by Nicaragua in the southeast, by Guatemala in the west and El Salvador in the southwest. Honduras also has two coastlines, one on the Caribbean Sea and one on the Pacific Ocean. The geography of the country can be divided into three different regions, the interior highland, the Caribbean lowlands and the Pacific lowlands.
Honduras’ interior accounts for approximately 80% of the total land area of the country and hosts the majority of the population. This part of the country is mountainous with those mountains in the west merging with the ranges of Guatemala while mountains in the east merge with those of Nicaragua. At 2,850 m (9,350 ft), the highest point in the country is Cerro Las Minas which is located in the west.
The Caribbean lowlands are often called the “North Coast” by the local population. This part of the country hosts both the most developed part of Honduras, the area along the Rio Ulúla (near the Guatemalan border), as well as the Mosquitia which is the least developed part of Honduras. The Mosquitia is in the east and hosts both tropical rainforests and indigenous populations. The Pacific lowlands are flat land located on the north shore of the Gulf of Fonseca. Waters in the gulf are shallow but are teeming with fish. Honduras also lays claims to a number of islands including Roatán, Utila and Guanaja which make up the Bay of Islands.
Honduras Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Honduras, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Honduras's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Honduras for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Honduras tours today!
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