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Honduras: Geography#

LocationCentral America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua
Geographic Coordinates15 00 N, 86 30 W 15.0,-86.5
Area total: 112,090 sq km
land: 111,890 sq km
water: 200 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 112090
DBpedia: 112090
Geoname: 112090
Infoplease: 112090
Britannica: 112492
Wolfram: 112090

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Land boundariestotal: 1,575 km
border countries: Guatemala 244 km, El Salvador 391 km, Nicaragua 940 km
CoastlineCaribbean Sea 669 km; Gulf of Fonseca 163 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Cerro Las Minas 2,870 m
Highest MountainsAccording to Wolfram: Cerro Las Minas 2870 m
According to Geonames:Cerro Las Minas 2870 m; Cerro El Pital 2730 m; Pico Bonito 2300 m
List verified partially
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Terrainmostly mountains in interior, narrow coastal plains
Natural Hazardsfrequent, but generally mild, earthquakes; extremely susceptible to damaging hurricanes and floods along the Caribbean coast
Natural Resourcetimber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 9.07%
permanent crops: 3.91%
other: 87.02% (2011)
Climatesubtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains
Irrigated Land878.5 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources95.93 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesurban population expanding; deforestation results from logging and the clearing of land for agricultural purposes; further land degradation and soil erosion hastened by uncontrolled development and improper land use practices such as farming of marginal lands; mining activities polluting Lago de Yojoa (the country's largest source of fresh water), as well as several rivers and streams, with heavy metals
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesTegucigalpa; San Pedro Sula; Choloma; La Ceiba; El Progreso
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Important Cities
Geography-notehas only a short Pacific coast but a long Caribbean shoreline, including the virtually uninhabited eastern Mosquito Coast