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  • Republic of Honduras
    República de Honduras

    Political Status: Part of the independent Captaincy General of Guatemala, 1821; member of United Provinces of Central America, 1824–1838; separate republic established 1839; present constitution promulgated January 20, 1982, following a decade of military rule.

    Area: 43,277 sq. mi. (112,088 sq. km).

    Population: 9,417,000 (2018E—World Bank); 9,182,766 (2018E—U.S. Census).

    Major Urban Center (2018E—UN): TEGUCIGALPA (1,445,598).

    Official Language: Spanish.

    Monetary Unit: Lempira (market rate October 19, 2018: 23.83 lempiras = $1US).

    President: Juan Orlando HERNÁNDEZ Alvarado (National Party); elected on November 24, 2013, and inaugurated on January 27, 2014, for a four-year term, succeeding Porfirio LOBO Sosa (National Party); reelected on November 26, 2017.

    First Vice President: Ricardo Antonio ÁLVAREZ Arias (National Party); elected on November 24, 2013, and inaugurated on January 27, 2014, for a four-year term, succeeding ...

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