Honduras landmarks

Honduras – landmarks

Honduras is a country in Central America with (2019) 9.7 million residents; The capital is Tegucigalpa. San Pedro Sula San Pedro Sula [sam Pedro], departmental capital in Nordwesthonduras, with (2020) 671 500 residents the second largest city in the country. Bishopric; most important industrial location in the country: food, textile and clothing, wood, paper, cement, […]

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Guatemala Economic Overview

Guatemala Economic Overview

ECONOMY: GENERAL INFORMATION The country’s economy is heavily conditioned by the colonial legacy and the influence of multinational companies. The Spaniards used indigenous forced labor for gold mining and distributed the land to officers, thus creating a land-based Creole aristocracy. The Indians were also prohibited from commercial activity, destined for the Spaniards who arrived in […]

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Haiti Geography

Haiti Geography

Official name: Republic of Haiti (République d’Haïti) Area: 27,750 sq km Residents: approx. 10 million Seat of government: Port-au-Prince Climate (for capital): subtropical – tropical Official languages: French, Kreyol Growth of population: 1.3% (2018, source: BTI) The name Haiti is derived from the word Ayiti from the Taino language and means “mountainous country”, accordingly five […]

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The 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Haiti Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath Haiti is regularly hit by hurricanes, which are repeatedly accompanied by severe flooding due to the soil erosion caused by deforestation, which causes devastating damage. In Haiti, only about 2% of the total area is forested and about 70% of the area has slopes of over 40%, which means that […]

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UN security forces on duty in Haiti

Haiti 2010 Earthquake

On January 12, 2010, the Tiburon Peninsula Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake. At 4:53 p.m. local time, the earth shook for 52 seconds. The strength of the quake was given by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) with a magnitude of 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale. The epicenter of the quake was […]

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