Sugar, coffee, textiles and clothing are the staple industries here…
…and the country exports coffee, bananas, meat, lobster, shrimp, rum, gold and other minerals.
Honduras’ Platano Forest was nominated as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
In 1998 Honduras was devastated by ‘Hurricane Mitch’. Sadly at least 5,000 people were killed and 70% of the country’s crops were destroyed; the damage Hurricane Mitch had caused was estimated at £2 billion.
Unfortunately, a problem with economic inequality means that malnutrition, poor housing and infant diseases are common.
Extending along the coast of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico, the Belize Barrier Reef is the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere and the second largest barrier reef in the world!
In 2012, 50% of Hondurans were under the age of 19.
Want to call your family and friends in Honduras? You’ll need to use the international dialling code +504.
Do you know any fun, strange or interesting facts about Honduras that we’ve missed? Share them with us in the comments section below!