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Honduras / COVID-19
Population 7,989,415
Total Confirmed 427718
Active 416812
Total deaths 10906
Total recovered 0
Death rate 2.55 %


Honduras ( (listen), ; Spanish: [onˈduɾas] (listen)), officially the Republic of Honduras (Spanish: República de Honduras), is a country in Central America. The republic of Honduras 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 Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, prior to the Spanish Colonization in the sixteenth century. The Spanish introduced Roman Catholicism and the now predominant Spanish language, together with many customs which have blended with the indigenous culture. Honduras became independent in 1821 and has since been a republic, even though it has always endured much social strife and political instability, and is still one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In 1960, the northern portion of what was the Mosquito Coast was moved from Nicaragua to Honduras by the International Court of Justice.The nation's economy is primarily agricultural, which makes it especially vulnerable to natural disasters such as Hurricane Mitch in 1998. The lower class is primarily agriculturally based while wealth is concentrated in the country's urban centers. Honduras has a Human Development Index of 0.625, classifying it as a nation with moderate development. When the Index is adjusted for income inequality, its Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index is 0.443. Honduran society is predominantly Mestizo; however, American Indian, black and white people also reside in Honduras (2017). The nation had a relatively high political stability until its 2009 coup and again with the 2017 presidential election.Honduras spans about 112,492 km2 (43,433 sq mi) and has a population exceeding 9 million. Its northern portions are part of the western Caribbean zone, as reflected from the region's demographics and culture. Honduras is known for its abundant natural resources, including minerals, coffee, tropical fruit, and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry, which serves the worldwide market.

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