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Zip Facts about Honduras:

  • Honduras (meaning “depths”) was named by Christopher Columbus for the deep waters at the mouth of the Tinto o Negro River off the northeast Mosquito Coast (a long series of sand beaches and freshwater lagoons)
  • Beans and corn tortillas are the staples in the Honduran diet, along with the popular plantains and manioc (cassava). Women make the tortillas and, if maize is boiled, ground, pounded out and toasted, it may take hours a day
  • When a Honduran couple marries, they and their family take on both names, hyphenated with the man’s name first
  • The Honduran flag has five stars, the center star represents Honduras because it is the only country which touches the other four countries in Central America
  • The American writer, O. Henry, first coined the term “Banana Republic” to describe a fictional republic in a collection of short stories based on his experiences in Honduras

Honduras miguel-angel-ruiz-matute-lazaro-a-la-luzMiguel Ángel Ruiz Matute, “Lázaro a la luz (Lazarus in the Light)”

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Honduras 2005 Fuji Mountain stamp and Parque Nacional Pico Bonito Waterfall Honduras

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