Honduras

Area was part of Mayan civilization that flourished from 1st mill. BCE; population diminished ca. 800 CE; charted by Columbus 1502; Spanish defeated chief Lempira's forces in 1539 and native peoples were decimated; part of captaincy of Guatemala after 1570; official language is Spanish, though English and native Indian dialects are also widely spoken.

Quick Facts on Honduras

Go Historic ID
36650
Names
Honduras
Population
9,346,277 (#95 in world) (2021 est.)
Languages
Spanish (official), Amerindian dialects
Ethnic Groups
Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) 90%, Amerindian 7%, Black 2%, White 1%
Religions
Roman Catholic 46%, Protestant 41%, atheist 1%, other 2%, none 9% (2014 est.)