La Lima

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La Lima
Municipality
La Lima is located in Honduras
La Lima
La Lima
Coordinates: 15°25′N 87°55′W / 15.417°N 87.917°W / 15.417; -87.917
Country  Honduras
Department Cortés
Founded 1871
Website Official website

La Lima is a municipality in the Honduran department of Cortés.

It is home to the corporate headquarters of the Tela Railroad Company, a subsidiary of Chiquita Brand. The city is divided into two cities by river Chamelecon: La Lima Vieja, located on the western side of the River and La Lima Nueva, located on the eastern side of the river. Its people are known as "limeños." For many years La Lima was a city and under the municipality of San Pedro Sula.

When La Lima split from the municipality of San Pedro Sula, Fernando Ching Navarro was part of the committee in charge of the creation of the municipality of La Lima. When the municipality was created, he went on to become the first major of La Lima; he took office in 1982 and his term ended in 1986. Mr. Fernando Ching died on January 17, 2009 at the age of 84. His restaurant "Pollos La Canasta" which he established since 1969 is still running in Lima Vieja.

La Lima has a strong international presence with the FHIA (Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola) plant laboratories,known before as "La Quimica" and the American Zone (La Zona Americana) built by the Chiquita banana company in the 1950s in order to provide housing for its first class employees e.g.: President, Vice-President, Managers, Ingeneers, Agronomists. The "American Zone" nowadays has a large number of foreigners still living there. In "the American Zone",is located the EILL, Escuela Internacional La Lima.

La Lima has one of the largest golf courses in Central America.

La Lima is also known as "Little New York", because during years its been said[by whom?] that if you were a great dancer, you had to be from La Lima. Also a large population of limeños have residency in New York City, especially The Bronx and Brooklyn. Most of these people come from the "Colonia Sitraterco". Recently, a large amount of limeños have been arriving to Miami. La Lima is a city where you can walk and see the many activities done in the "centro".

Sports[edit]

Many soccer players have come out from La Lima, Carlos Pavón, Milton "Chocolate" Flores, José Luis "El Pili" Aguirre, Marco Vinicio "El Chacal" Ortega, José Luis López, Reynaldo "El Chino" Pineda, José "La Coneja" Cardona.

Back in the years, La Lima had one of the most famous soccer teams in Honduras, "Sula", known as "Los Canarios". Sula were Honduras champions in the 40s, 50s. In the 80s, it was one of the teams that played the most technically beautiful soccer, it has been said that in 1987, Sula was the team to be champion, but black-hand was done between coach Nestor Matamala and Olimpia, and left Sula out of the tournament. La Lima fans supported their team in every game, they played their local games in Francisco Morazan stadium, due to the fact that they didn't have a local stadium. They had a good administration running the team, including the likes of people like the Romero Puerto brothers who were involved with the team. The club currently plays in the Honduran second division.

They have the well known music band named "Los Silver Star".

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

La Lima features a tropical savanna climate (Koppen Aw), with year-round relatively high temperatures and plentiful rainfall year round. San Pedro Sula has experienced hurricanes and tropical storms and is prone to them during the hurricane season usually when the storms form in the southern part of the Caribbean or Western Africa.

Climate data for La Lima
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
Precipitation mm (inches) 70
(2.76)
50
(1.97)
30
(1.18)
30
(1.18)
60
(2.36)
160
(6.3)
120
(4.72)
100
(3.94)
160
(6.3)
160
(6.3)
130
(5.12)
110
(4.33)
1,210
(47.64)
Source #1: Weatherbase;[1]
Source #2: [2]

External links[edit]

  • [1] - La Lima website (Spanish)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [http:// www.weatherbase.com/ "(English) Weather Information for San Pedro Sula, Honduras"]. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.worldclimateguide.co.uk/climateguides/honduras/sanpedro-sula.php

Coordinates: 15°25′59″N 87°55′01″W / 15.433°N 87.917°W / 15.433; -87.917