La Paz, Honduras

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For the department, see La Paz Department (Honduras).
La Paz
La Paz is located in Honduras
La Paz
La Paz
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°19′6″N 87°40′6″W / 14.31833°N 87.66833°W / 14.31833; -87.66833
Country Honduras
Department La Paz
Founded 1792
Elevation 750 m (2,461 ft)
 • Total 16,947

La Paz (Spanish pronunciation: [la pas]) is the capital city of the La Paz Department of Honduras. The town, founded in 1792 and named La Paz since 1861, has a population of 16,947.

The town is 750m (2461 feet) above sea level on the Comayagua River near the Cordillera de Montecillos in an area that has mountainous terrain with thick jungle cover.

The town's economy is based on henequen, coffee, cattle, timber processing, tanning, distilling and some mining.


The local football team, Municipal Paceño, play their home games at the Estadio Roberto Suazo Cordoba. In summer 2013, they were relegated to the third tier of Honduran football.

Coordinates: 14°19′01″N 87°40′59″W / 14.317°N 87.683°W / 14.317; -87.683