Capital: Tegucigalpa

Population: 8,552,012 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Honduran Lempira (HNL)

Official Languages: Spanish

Unofficial Languages: Amerindian dialects

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo, Amerindian, Black

Largest Cities: Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Choloma

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Volleyball

Political System: Democratic Constitutional Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Our Lady of Suyapa (February 3)

Holy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Saturday (March 26)

Americas’ Day Holiday (April 14)

Labor Day (May 1)

Independence Day (September 15)

Francisco Morazan’s Birthday (October 3)

Columbus Day (October 12)

Army Day (October 21)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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