San Marcos, Ocotepeque

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San Marcos
San Marcos is located in Honduras
San Marcos
San Marcos
Coordinates: 14°24′N 88°57′W / 14.400°N 88.950°W / 14.400; -88.950
Country  Honduras
Department Ocotepeque
Villages 14
 • Total 165.09 km2 (63.74 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,013
Postal code 43201

San Marcos is a municipality in the Honduran department of Ocotepeque.

This city of 17,000 people is in Western Honduras bordering Guatemala and El Salvador. It's located between the highest point in Honduras, Mount Meredon, and the Rio Grande and Suntulin Rivers. It was founded by Spanish and Belgian gold miners. San Marcos de Ocotepeque is a bustle of cultural activity ranging from plays to literary events.


Coordinates: 14°24′N 88°57′W / 14.400°N 88.950°W / 14.400; -88.950