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At one time, Honduras was considered to be the "black sheep" of Central America, however, Honduras' stable  Government , many resources, and other opportunities  have made the  country  very attractive to the  foreign investor  and retirees ...

A large part of Honduras is mountainous and compares in size to the state of Ohio and is the second largest Central America nation, Nicaragua being the largest. The country is divided into 17 regions and is bordered by both the Pacific ocean and the Caribbean Sea...

The cost of living  is considered to be one of the most reasonable in the world. Honduras also has the lowest hourly wages for   workers  in Central America. You can purchase a large home with a pool for as low as $50,000...

The government  began an aggressive marketing plan in the early 1990's and has established a series of attractive  investment incentives for the  foreign investor ...

Due to the  investment incentives, a large number of companies from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, and many others have located factories in Honduras, the most popular known as "Maquiladoras", garment assembly factories...

In spite of Honduras' neighbors involvement through generations of civil wars, Honduras has remained a peaceful country through compromise and inter country relations...

Honduras Profile...

Official Name............................................................. Republic Of Honduras

Capital........................................................................ Tegucigalpa

Population Estimate.................................................. 6 Million

Government................................................................ Democratic & Representative Republic
Living Environment

Pros..................Very Low Cost Of Living,Beautiful,Nice Climate,Environment Differences

Cons........................................................................... Irregular Justice System
Business Environment

Pros.............................Stable Government, Great Investment Opportunities and Low Wages

Cons......................................................................... Government not Efficient

Official Language................................................... Spanish

Currency.................................................................. Lempira

Exchange Rate ............................Changes Weekly, As Of  Oct 15, 1998, U.S. $1.00 = L 13.635

Country Code.......................................................... (504)

Time Zone............................................................... U.S. Central Standard

Strongest Foreign Revenue................................... Bananas & Coffee

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For the most part, Honduras is a mountainous country. 25% of the land is considered suitable for farming. It has many beautiful highland valleys. The highest peak in Honduras is Cerro de Las Minas (Hill of the mines). Its peak towers 2866 meters (9,460 ft) above sea level.

The Caribbean coast line extends about 400 miles while the Pacific coast line is only 76 miles long. Honduras also has many small islands off both coast, the most popular with tourist is  The Bay Islands  off the Caribbean coast.

The majority of the population lives in the northern and central southwest regions of the country where the capital, Tegucigalpa and the main industrial center,  San Pedro Sula  are located.

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