Nacaome

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Nacaome
Municipality
Nacaome is located in Honduras
Nacaome
Nacaome
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 13°31′N 87°29′W / 13.517°N 87.483°W / 13.517; -87.483
Country Honduras
Department Valle
Villages 9
Area
 • Total 496.2 km2 (191.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 47,000
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone Central America (UTC-6)

Nacaome is the capital city of the Valle department of Honduras. It is a manufacturing and commercial center located on the banks of the Nacaome River.

Nacaome is an old city founded when aboriginal Cholulas and Chaparrastiques, tired of fighting each other, thought it best to join together to build new houses in the middle of their territory on the west side of the Chapulapa River (the aboriginal name of the Nacaome River). They named the new town Naca-Ome, meaning "union of two races" in their dialects.[1] In Nahuatl Naca means race or body and Ome means two. This foundation happened before the Spanish conquerors came.

Nacaome was affected by Hurricane Stan, October 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Banegas 1996, p. 5.

Sources[edit]

  • Banegas, Ramon. "Historia de Nacaome". Banco Central de Honduras. Agosto 1996.

Coordinates: 13°53′N 87°48′W / 13.883°N 87.800°W / 13.883; -87.800