San Antonio de Oriente

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
San Antonio de Oriente
Municipality
San Antonio de Oriente is located in Honduras
San Antonio de Oriente
San Antonio de Oriente
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°2′N 87°3′W / 14.033°N 87.050°W / 14.033; -87.050Coordinates: 14°2′N 87°3′W / 14.033°N 87.050°W / 14.033; -87.050
Country  Honduras
Department Francisco Morazán
Founded 1660
Area
 • Total 80.9 sq mi (209.5 km2)
Elevation 3,848 ft (1,173 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,055

San Antonio de Oriente is a municipality in the Honduran department of Francisco Morazán.

Population as of 2001 is 12,055.[1] The first occupants came in 1660 in the village Mineral de San Antonio that is 4 km away from the present town. Nowadays it is called San Antonio Yusguare. A kilometre west of San Antonio de Oriente lies San Antonio Ocidente. San Antonio de Oriente lies 28 km from Tegucigalpa, high in the mountains. The Santa Iné River crosses the municipality in a south to north direction. There is a school and a health centre. Many youngsters from the village have left to go to Tegucigalpa to study.

Notable people[edit]

Florencio Xatruch (1811 - 1893) a General who led the Honduran expeditionary force against William Walker in Nicaragua in 1856 was born in the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Republica de Honduras Censo de Población y Vivienda 2001" (PDF). Comision Presidencial de Modernizacion del Estado. 2001. Retrieved August 18, 2008.