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Honduras Facts: Lesson for Kids

Instructor: Diane Sieverson

Diane has taught all subjects at the elementary level, was the principal of a K-8 private school and has a master's degree in Measurement and Evaluation.

Honduras is a country in Central America. This lesson will teach you about Honduras, where you can find it on a map, how its Mosquito Coast got its name, for whom its money is named, and some other cool facts about Honduras.

Where is Honduras?

Imagine sailing in crystal clear, turquoise blue water. The sun is shining and the water is calm. You see a white, sandy beach nearby and decide to jump out of the boat and snorkel over to the shore dotted with palm trees swaying in the breeze. You are on vacation in Honduras!

Honduras is a country in the middle of Central America that has coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Fonseca in the Pacific Ocean. It has beautiful beaches that people like to visit.

But there's more to this country than just the beach. Most of Honduras is made up of mountains with thick forests.

The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa (pronounced teh-goose-uh-GAL-puh) which is found further south in the country.

Map of Honduras
Map of Honduras

Life in Honduras

The money Honduras uses is called the Lempira (pronounced lem-PEER-uh) and is named for a native chief who fought the Spaniards that were occupying the land in 1539.

The official language of Honduras is Spanish, but in the northern part of the country many people speak English, too, so it would be easy to ask directions if you got lost.

Flag of Honduras
Flag of Honduras

Soccer is a very popular sport in Honduras, and people even take time off from work to watch or listen to a soccer match if it is being played in the middle of the day.

What is Honduras Like?

The tallest mountain in Honduras is Cerro Las Minas, which is almost 2 miles high. You would have to stack the Statue of Liberty on top of itself about 30 times to reach the top of that mountain!

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