Honduras flag information
Description flag of Honduras
three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white and blue with five blue five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band; the stars represent the members of the former Federal Republic of Central America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua; similar to the flag of El Salvador, which features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL centered in the white band; also similar to the flag of Nicaragua, which features a triangle encircled by the word REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom, centered in the white band
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Official country name
Republic of Honduras
Republica de Honduras (long)
Honduran(s) (noun) Honduras (adjective)
Spanish, Amerindian dialects
democratic constitutional republic
7,639,327 ranked 96, (data 2008)
has only a short Pacific coast but a long Caribbean shoreline, including the virtually uninhabited eastern Mosquito Coast. The lowest point is Caribbean Sea 0 m.
Coastline 820 km.
1,520km, Guatemala 256 km, El Salvador 342 km, Nicaragua 922 km.
18 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Atlantida, Choluteca, Colon, Comayagua, Copan, Cortes, El Paraiso, Francisco Morazan, Gracias a Dios, Intibuca, Islas de la Bahia, La Paz, Lempira, Ocotepeque, Olancho, Santa Barbara, Valle, Yoro
15 September 1821 (from Spain)