Francisco Morazán Department

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Location of Francisco Morazán department

Francisco Morazán (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈsisko moɾaˈsan]), FMO is one of the departments of Honduras.

It is located in the central part of the nation. The departmental capital is Tegucigalpa, which is also Honduras's national capital. Until 1943 it was known as Tegucigalpa department. It was named after national hero Francisco Morazán.

The department is very mountainous, with rugged ranges covered in pine forests; which are rocky and mostly clay. Valleys, like those of Guiamaca, Talanga, and Amarateca, are interspersed among the ranges. Many of the high mountain peaks house cloud forests, like La Tigra National park or Cerro Uyuca. The extreme southeastern portion of the department has a Pacific dry forest environment, while the northern portion contains the Montaña de laFlor., home to the Jicaque people.

Francisco Morazán department covers a total surface area of 7,946 km2 (3,068 sq mi) and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 1,680,700 people.

The coat-of-arms and department flag of Francisco Morazán Department are the same as its capital, Tegucigalpa.[1]

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Alubarén
  2. Cedros
  3. Curarén
  4. Distrito Central (cap. Tegucigalpa)
  5. El Porvenir
  6. Guaimaca
  7. La Libertad
  8. La Venta
  9. Lepaterique
  10. Maraita
  11. Marale
  12. Nueva Armenia
  13. Ojojona
  14. Orica
  15. Reitoca
  16. Sabanagrande
  17. San Antonio de Oriente
  18. San Buenaventura
  19. San Ignacio
  20. San Juan de Flores
  21. San Miguelito
  22. Santa Ana
  23. Santa Lucía
  24. Talanga
  25. Tatumbla
  26. Valle de Ángeles
  27. Vallecillo
  28. Villa de San Francisco

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Coordinates: 14°6′N 87°13′W / 14.100°N 87.217°W / 14.100; -87.217