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).
[Page 700]Population: 9,759,000 (2020E—World Bank); 9,235,340 (2020E—U.S. Census).
Major Urban Center (2018E—UN): TEGUCIGALPA (1,445,598).
Official Language: Spanish.
Monetary Unit: Lempira (market rate September 30, 2020: 25.00 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, ...