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is a republic in Central America. It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize. The country is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea. Honduras was home to several important indigenous cultures, most notably the Maya. Much of the country was conquered by Spain who introduced its predominant language and many of its customs in the sixteenth century. It became independent in 1821 and has been a republic since the end of Spanish rule. Its size is just over 112,492 km² with an estimated population of almost eight million. Its capitals are the twin cities of Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela . Its northern portions are part of the Western Caribbean Zone. It is notable for its production of minerals, tropical fruit, and recently for exportation of clothing for the international market.

Capital TEGUCIGALPA
Currency Lempira
Country code 00504
Spoken languages ​​ Spanish, English
Passport

Passport: needed, ongoing validity. For any changes to this rule you should inquire in advance at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

The sanitary conditions are best in residential areas of the capital and major urban centres, especially in private facilities, there are doctors with training in the USA and Europe. The country is the second in Latin America (in Brazil) for the incidence of AIDS cases. The awareness of the need for prevention in this sense, it is still quite prevalent among the population. Approximate estimations evaluate the eight per cent of the population as affected by HIV. Are common in some areas of the country, malaria, dengue haemorrhagic conjunctivitis, and various parasitic disease (cysticercosis, amebiasis, etc.). The threat of possible epidemics is ever-present throughout the territory. The area with increased risk of malaria and the "Northeast", wet and marshy region located in the northeast of the country. Water distribution is subject to rationing, especially during the dry season and this increases the risk of contagion. We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country. Warnings We recommend that you: -boil the water to avoid risk of gastro-intestinal infections; -do not consume raw foods; -wash with accuracy and disinfect vegetables and fruit; -drink only water and bottled beverages, without the addition of ice. -get vaccinated, after consulting a doctor, against hepatitis A and B -follow the anti-malarial, after consulting doctor, if you go in "Northeast".

Telephony

the mobile network covers most of the country; the main company Tigo, Claro, Digicel and Hondutel for the fixed network.

Climate

Tropical. The rainy season runs from May to November; the dry season runs from December to April, and is often characterized by great drought and forest fires.

Viability

Licence Italiana Car insurance Rc highly recommended Transport in General. Almost all links between the major cities are carried out by land or by air. Air links are particularly dear. Links with the Islands, as well as by air, are insured by ferries. Buses connect all towns and villages of the country are divided into two categories: standard and luxury. Normal stop for every request of passengers while luxury travel from capital to capital without intermediate stops. The latter are certainly preferred, in case you want to travel by land, for both comfort and safety. Toncontin international airport, Tegucigalpa's still lacking radar, figure among the most insecure in the world. The most modern and safe are the structures of the new international airport in San Pedro Sula. Links with Europe: there are direct flights with Italy, except for a weekly charter flight to the island of Roatan. Various airlines connecting Europe with Costa Rica, Guatemala, Houston or Miami, Panama.

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