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Honduras

Capital: Tegucigalpa
Población: 7  millones de habitantes
Superficie: 112,492 km2
Densidad de población: 62 h/km2
Población urbana: 44%
Tasa de crecimiento demográfico: 2.7
Moneda: Lempira

2 - Indicadores socioeconómicos:

INDICADORES SOCIOECONOMICOS

Posición en el IDH *

115

PIB per cápita 

3,430 dólares

Índice de pobreza humana **

16.5

*Índice de Desarrollo Humano
**Mide expectativa de vida, educación y nivel de  vida digno

3 - División Administrativa: 18 departamentos.

Departamento

Capital

Superficie (km2)

Población estimada (h.)

Atlántida

La Ceiba

4.372

344.099

Choluteca

Choluteca

4.360

390.805

Colón

Trujillo

8.249

246.708

Comayagua

Comayagua

5.124

352.881

Copán

Santa Rosa de Copán

3.242

288.766

Cortés

San Pedro Sula

3.923

1.202.510

Francisco Morazán

Tegucigalpa

8.619

1.180.676

Gracias a Dios

Puerto Lempira

16.997

67.384

Intibucá

La Esperanza

3.123

179.862

Islas de la Bahía

Roatán

236

38.073

Lempira

Gracias

4.228

250.067

Ocotepeque

Nueva Ocotepeque

1.630

108.029

Olancho

Juticalpa

23.905

419.561

El Paraíso

Yuscarán

7.489

350.054

La Paz

La Paz

2.525

156.560

Santa Bárbara

Santa Bárbara

5.024

342.054

Valle

Nacaome

1.665

151.841

Yoro

Yoro

7.781

465.414

Fuentes: http://ccp.ucr.ac.cr/bvp/censos/honduras/2001/p19.pdf (población)
http://www.honduraseducacional.com/estadistica.htm (superficie)

 


Intense Rains Cause Severe Damage in the Region

In the last few weeks, heavy rains, landslides and floods have affected several countries in the Region (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, among others), that have caused emergency situations with personal and material losses.

In these types of emergencies PAHO/WHO recommends that the population increase hygiene measures, including washing hands with soap and water, storing food and medicine properly, and paying attention to the recommendations from authorities regarding the consumption of safe water.

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Tropical Storm Isaac

The final toll of Tropical Storm Isaac was two people dead in the U.S. and 24 in Haiti. In addition hundreds of thousands of people were left withtout electricity. In Haiti there was an increase in cholera cases and in the Dominican Republic  hundreds of people had to be moved to shelters. Also, in the Dominican Republic six hospitals and one health center were affected by the heavy rains. 

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Floods in Central America

The low pressure system that has hit Central America since October 10 has caused floods and landslides affecting 600,000 people in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua including 55,000 people displaced to 700 shelters in the countries. The Ministries of Health have reported damages to health centers and equipments, and loss of supplies. These issues put public health at risk if they are not addressed promptly. El Salvador has declared a national emergency, and Nicaragua and Guatemala has declared a state of emergency.

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Earthquake in Haiti - January 2010 (01/13/2010)

Hurricane Ida - November 2009 (11/09/2009)

Pandemic (H1N1) - 2009 (04/30/2009)

2008 Hurricane Season (09/30/2008)

Tropical Storms of 2008 (06/09/2008)

Tropical Storm Olga - December 2007 (12/14/2007)

Tropical Storm Noel - November 2007 (10/29/2007)

Hurricane Felix - September 2007 (09/06/2007)

Hurricane Dean in the Caribbean and Mexico - August 2007 (08/17/2007)

Earthquake in Peru - August 2007 (08/16/2007)

Methanol Poisoning in Leon, Nicaragua - September 2006 (09/18/2006)

Volcano Tungurahua - August 2006 (08/16/2006)

Floods in Suriname - May 2006 (05/10/2006)

Floods in Bolivia - January/February 2006 (01/31/2006)

Hurricane Wilma - October 2005 (10/25/2005)

Hurricane Stan Affects Central America - October 2005 (10/07/2005)

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - August 2005 (08/29/2005)

Hurricane Jeanne - September 2004 (09/18/2004)

Hurricane Ivan - September 2004 (09/09/2004)

Hurricane Frances - August/September 2004 (09/01/2004)

Torrential Rains and Flooding in the Dominican Republic and Haiti - May 2004 (05/21/2004)

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