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Lempira is one of the 18 departments of Honduras Central America, located in the western part of the country with borders with El Salvador. It was named Gracias department until 1943, and the departmental capital is Gracias. The Central American nation of Honduras is currently divided into 18 departments (departamentos). ... Map of Central America Central America is a central region of the Americas. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Gracias is a small Honduran town/municipality that was founded in 1526, and has a population of approximately 25,000 people (12,000 in the urban center). ...


In colonial times, Gracias was an early important administrative center for the Spaniards. It eventually lost importance to Antigua, in Guatemala.


Lempira is a rugged department, and it is relatively isolated from the rest of the country. The highest mountain peak in Honduras, Cerro de las Minas, is in Lempira. The department was named after Lempira, a local chieftain that fought the Spanish conquerors in the 16th Century. Opals are mined near the town of Opatoro.


The department covers a total surface area of 4,290 km² and, in 1991, had an estimated population of 180,000. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Municipalities

  1. Belén
  2. Candelaria
  3. Cololaca
  4. Erandique
  5. Gracias
  6. Gualcince
  7. Guarita
  8. La Campa
  9. La Iguala
  10. Las Flores
  11. La Unión
  12. La Virtud
  13. Lepaera
  14. Mapulaca
  15. Piraera
  16. San Andrés
  17. San Francisco
  18. San Juan Guarita
  19. San Manuel Colohete
  20. San Marcos de Caiquín
  21. San Rafael
  22. San Sebastian
  23. Santa Cruz
  24. Talgua
  25. Tambla
  26. Tomalá
  27. Valladolid
  28. Virginia



The second level of territorial subdivisions in Honduras are the municipalities, the first level being the Departments of Honduras. ... Candelaria is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Cololaca is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Erandique is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Gracias is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Gualcince is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Guarita is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... La Campa is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... La Iguala is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Las Flores, Lempira, Honduras Las Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina Categories: Disambiguation ... La Unión is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... La Virtud is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Lepaera is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Mapulaca is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Piraera is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... San Andrés is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... San Francisco is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... San Juan Guarita is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... San Manuel Colohete is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... San Marcos de Caiquín is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... San Rafael is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... San Sebastian is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Santa Cruz is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Talgua is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Tambla is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Tomalá is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Valladolid is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ... Virginia is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. ...

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Lempira department - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (82 words)
Lempira is one of the 18 departments of Honduras Central America, located in the western part of the country with borders with El Salvador.
It was named Gracias department until 1943, and the departmental capital is Gracias.
The department covers a total surface area of 4,290 km² and, in 1991, had an estimated population of 180,000.
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