El Paraíso Department

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Location of El Paraíso department

El Paraíso (Spanish pronunciation: [el paɾaˈiso]) is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which the Central American nation of Honduras is divided.

Formed in 1878 from part of Tegucigalpa Department.

The departmental capital is Yuscarán.

El Paraíso department covers a total surface area of 7218 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 383,565

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Alauca
  2. Danlí
  3. El Paraíso
  4. Guinope
  5. Jacaleapa
  6. Liure
  7. Morocelí
  8. Oropolí
  9. Potrerillos
  10. San Antonio de Flores
  11. San Lucas
  12. San Matías
  13. Soledad
  14. Teupasenti
  15. Texiguat
  16. Trojes
  17. Vado Ancho
  18. Yauyupe
  19. Yuscarán

Coordinates: 13°56′N 86°51′W / 13.933°N 86.850°W / 13.933; -86.850