Sugar, coffee, textiles and clothing are the staple industries here…and the country exports coffee, bananas, meat, lobster, shrimp, rum, gold and other minerals.
14. There’s an amazing array of forestry here.
Honduras’ Platano Forest was nominated as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
15. The country was devastated by a killer storm.
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.
16. The economy here isn’t too strong.
Unfortunately, a problem with economic inequality means that malnutrition, poor housing and infant diseases are common.
17. The barrier reef here is stunning.
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!
18. It’s a very young country!
In 2012, 50% of Hondurans were under the age of 19.
19. Keep in touch!
Want to call your family and friends in Honduras? You’ll need to use the international dialing code +504.
FAQs about Honduras
What is Honduras best known for?
Honduras is very popular for its amazing exports - it’s one of the biggest traders in sugar cane and coffee, as well as natural textiles.
Is Honduras a safe country to visit?
As of now, Honduras’ safety levels are in question - it is advisable to take care when visiting the major cities.
What is the main religion in Honduras?
The main religion most people follow in Honduras is Roman Catholicism, though 76% of people here are Christian, period.
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