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    Honduras Geography - 1990

      Total area: 112,090 km2
      land area: 111,890 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Tennessee

      Land boundaries: 1,520 km total; Guatemala 256 km, El Salvador 342 km, Nicaragua 922 km

      Coastline: 820 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: several sections of the boundary with El Salvador are in dispute

      Climate: subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains

      Terrain: mostly mountains in interior, narrow coastal plains

      Natural resources: timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish

      Land use: 14% arable land; 2% permanent crops; 30% meadows and pastures; 34% forest and woodland; 20% other; includes 1% irrigated

      Environment: subject to frequent, but generally mild, earthquakes; damaging hurricanes along Caribbean coast; deforestation; soil erosion

      NOTE: The information regarding Honduras on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Honduras Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Honduras Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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