Honduras FlagHonduras

Free, Sovereign And Independent.

 

General


Population: 8,598,561 (2014), 8,448,465 (2013)
Land Area: 112,090 sq km
Natural Resources: Timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydro power
Capital: Tegucigalpa
Political System: Democratic Constitutional Republic
State Leader: Juan Orlanda Hernandez (January 27th 2014)
Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialects
Currency: Lempira (HNL)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%
Major Ethnicities: Mestizo 90%, Amerindian 7%, African 2%, Caucasian 1%
Life Expectancy: 70.91 years (2014), 70.81 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 18.88 billion (2013), 18.39 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 39.23 billion (2013), 38.42 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,800 (2013), 4,700 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.8% (2013), 3.3% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 14%, Industry 28.2%, Services 57.8% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 39.2%, Industry 20.9%, Services 39.8% (2005)
Industries: Sugar, coffee, textiles, clothing, wood products
Agriculture Products: Bananas, coffee, citrus; beef; shrimp, tilapia, lobster; corn, african palm
Human Development Index: 0.617 (129th)(2014), 0.632 (120th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 403 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 4.5% (2013)

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Army Size: 12 000 (2004)
Budget: 0.6% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Honduras is located in Central America. Honduras is bordered by El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Honduras' economy has grown steadily in the last few years. Honduras figures on the list of Heavily Indebted Poor Countries compiled by the IMF.

(2014) Honduras' economy continues to grow although at a slower rate than in past years. The government needs to continue the push to reduce poverty as over half the populatio still lives below the poverty line.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Honduras
Wikipedia: Honduras
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/HND.html

Updated on: September 13th, 2014