Area: 112,492 km ²
Climate: tropical; temperatures vary with elevation and region
Population: 8,249,574 (est. 2010)
Languages: Spanish (official), Garifuna, English, Miskito
Government Type: Constitutional RepublicGDP: $33.371 billion (est. 2010)GDP-per capita (PPP): $4,175
Information for Foreign Students in HondurasGetting There Major international airports with daily flights to Atlanta, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New York and Houston are in San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa (Toncontin) and Roatan. The main international airlines serving the region are TACA, Copa Air, Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, Spirit, and American Airlines. Iberia, Spain operates daily flights from Madrid to San Pedro Sula via Guatemala City (connecting with TACA). Maya Island Air also has a direct lfight from Belize to San Pedro Sula (phone number 011-501-223-1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Obtaining a Visa Citzens of the EU, Japan, Norway, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, and most western countries do not need a visa. If you do need a visa, contact a Honduran consulate before arrival.
The currency in Honduras is the Lempira but, like almost everywhere in Central America, the US Dollar acts as a second currency and nearly every business accepts both. ATMs can be found in most cities.
Purified water is used in big-city hotels and restaurants, but bottled water is definitely recommended for outlying areas.
Use common sense at night. Use caution when traveling alone in Honduras, at night its best to take a radio dispatched taxi no matter what part of the city you are in.