Essential Info for Honduras

Population: About 9 million

Capital city: Tegucigalpa

Neighbouring countries: Honduras is bordered on the southwest by El Salvador, the west by Guatemala and the southeast by Nicaragua. The country is also bordered by coastlines to the north and south.

Geography: The terrain of Honduras is mainly mountainous with some plains on the coast. There are a handful of islands scattered around the coast of Honduras.

Political system: Presidential republic

Major religions: Christianity

Main languages: Spanish

Money: The Honduran lempira (HNL) is subdivided into 100 centavos. Foreigners should be able to open a bank account fairly easily, and ATMs are available throughout the country, although they may sometimes run out of cash.

Tipping: A service charge of 10 percent is usually added to bills at restaurants in Honduras, but anything extra is for good service. It is customary to tip hotel bellboys and cleaning staff for good service.

Time: GMT-6

Electricity: 110V, 60Hz. Plugs in Honduras have two flat blades.

Internet domain: .hn

International dialling code: +504

Emergency contacts: Police: 911; Ambulance: 195; Fire:198

Driving and transport: Buses and ferries can be used to get around Honduras and its islands. Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road.

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