Top tip: binoculars before birding.
Honduras’ northern coast is lined by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean lies to the south beyond the Gulf of Fonseca. It is mostly mountainous with flatter plains along the coasts. In the northeast there is La Mosquitia jungle, which is in the UNESCO site of Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve. To the northwest there is the heavily populated Sula valley and Honduras is separated from Nicaragua by the Coco River. Several islands lie to the north of the mainland called Las Islas de la Bahía and the Swan Island.
Facts and Figures
|8,189,501 (2016 estimate)
|Roman Catholicism is considered the main religion.
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