Top cities

Top cities XX San Pedro Sula Tegucigalpa Copan, Choluteca Juticalpa The two main cities of Honduras are: Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Then OECS followed La Ceiba, Puerto Cortes, Tela, Comayagua and Choluteca. Tegucigalpa Central District is the nation’s capital and has more than one million inhabitants. Its name is Indian and means “Mountain of Silver.” The city was founded in 1578 by the governor of Honduras: Alfonso de Contreras Guevara. The second largest city in the country is San Pedro Sula. The city was founded by Pedro de Alvarado originally developed as San Pedro de Puerto Caballos, June 27, 1536. The city has about one million inhabitants and is known as the Industrial Capital of the Country. With the rise of the banana crop, the arrival of transnational companies and railway construction, San Pedro Sula had a spectacular economic boom. This resulted in strong migratory flows from around the country, Central America, and even the Middle East.Today, the city has the infrastructure of an entire modern city. The third largest city in the country is La Ceiba. This city was founded on 23 August 1877 and is currently the departmental head of the department of Atlantida. Like San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba city owes its development to banana cultivation began in the late nineteenth century. Today, this city is one of the most important tourist centers in the country. Another major cities of Honduras is Puerto Cortes. This port located in the Honduran Caribbean, has one of the most modern port facilities in Central America. For this reason, and by geographical location, Puerto Cortes received all facilities, by the U.S. government. UU. To become one of the safest ports in the world.That’s why Puerto Cortes near the Port Qasim, Pakistan Southampton, England, Port Salalah, Oman, Port of Singapore, and the Gamman Terminal at Port Busan in Korea, have been certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. UU. Comayagua on the other hand, is located in the country at heart and in 1650 masl. The Dominica city was founded by Captain Alonso de C ceres in 1537 and still retains its historic colonial aspect. This city was the capital of Honduras, and is an important part of history. From here ruled Honduras, important figures such as: Dionisio de Herrera, Francisco Moraz n, among others. The city has over 60,000 inhabitants, who are engaged among other things to livestock and agriculture. Comayagua is also the head of the department of the same name. The largest city in the southern part of Honduras, is called Choluteca. This city is the capital of the department of Choluteca and was founded in 1522 as Villa de Jerez de Choluteca, the city title was given in 1845.The city’s name comes from the word Chololtecs, adjective of Cholula, a city of Mexico, now known by Cholula. Choluteca has over 100,000 inhabitants, those engaged in farming and trade with the neighboring country of Nicaragua. In the department of Yoro, Honduras has the city of El Progreso. The city is known as La Perla del Ulua and its importance is due to its strategic location and commercial development in recent years. The city is used by travelers, tourists and businessmen as connection point for all major cities of Honduras. The city’s economy relies on agriculture, livestock, production and trade of textiles. Other no less important cities of Honduras are: Tela, Trujillo, Santa Rosa de Copan, Juticalpa, Siguatepeque, Roatan, San Lorenzo (Honduras), among others.the rural population in Honduras is less than the city as is sometimes assumed by its factors of agricultural country, this is due to a concentration in the two major cities: Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. the rural population is Francisco Moraz n 306,829 and 314,998 Courts of rural population is 3,873,673 people and 4,002,989 people in urban areas throughout the country. the population is mostly young, so human resources is a strength if not properly trained in its majority, the majority of the population is economically active and dependent on the maintenance, which affects the country’s GDP. the population to 29 years amounts to 5,290,854 people. The senior age of 60 or more years is just 471,206 across the country.

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