by Roger E. Dendinger


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Located in Central America between Guatemala and Nicaragua, Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. The country gained its independence from Spain in 1821 and has experienced many political upheavals in leadership. The majority of the country is mountainous, and its climate is subtropical. In 1998, Hurricane Mitch devastated the country, killing more than 5,600 people, leaving tens of thousands missing or homeless, and causing billions of dollars' worth of damage. Honduras explores the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of this struggling nation.

Written by experienced geographers, each volume in the Modern World Nations series offers a comprehensive overview of the people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture that make each of our world's countries unique.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617530463
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Series: Modern World Nations Series
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Honduras 8

2 Physical Landscapes 15

3 Honduras Through Time 33

4 People and Culture 58

5 Government and Politics 69

6 Honduras's Economy 82

7 Regions of Honduras 97

8 Honduras Looks Ahead 112

Facts at a Glance 121

History at a Glance 124

Bibliography 126

Further Reading 127

Index 129

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