Honduras

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Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. In the tropical rainforest near Guatemala, the ancient Mayan ceremonial site Copán has stone-carved hieroglyphics and stelae, tall stone monuments. In the Caribbean Sea are the Bay Islands, a diving destination that's part of the 1,000km-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.
 
Capital: Tegucigalpa
Currency: Honduran lempira
Population: 8.075 million (2015) World Bank
 
Official language: Spanish

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The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland.

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Roatán is one of Honduras’s Caribbean Bay Islands. Part of the huge Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, it’s known for its beaches, dive sites and marine life, including whale sharks. In the southwest is busy West Bay Beach, with a coral reef near the shore.

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Pico Bonito National Park is a national park in Honduras. It was established on January 1,1987 and covers an area of 564.30 square kilometres. It has an altitude of between 60 and 2,480 metres.

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La Tigra National Park was the first national park in Honduras, by decree No. 976-80 whose principal objective is "The Conservation, Ecologic Preservation and Maintenance of The Hydrologic Potential of this Reserve".

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The Lancetilla mango is a named mango cultivar that originated in Honduras.

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Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copán Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD.

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