San Marcos de Colón

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San Marcos de Colón
(Mandaime)
Municipality
Skyline of San Marcos de Colón
San Marcos de Colón is located in Honduras
San Marcos de Colón
San Marcos de Colón
Coordinates: 13°16′0″N 86°48′0″W / 13.26667°N 86.80000°W / 13.26667; -86.80000Coordinates: 13°16′0″N 86°48′0″W / 13.26667°N 86.80000°W / 13.26667; -86.80000
Country  Honduras
Department Choluteca
Municipio (County) San Marcos de Colón
Foundation 1824
Government
 • Mayor Douglas Ordóñez (Since January 25th 2010)
 • Vice-mayor José Jorge Espinal
Area
 • Municipality 562.9 km2 (217.3 sq mi)
Elevation 960 m (3,150 ft)
Population (2003)
 • Municipality 24,406
 • Density 36/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Urban 12,000

San Marcos de Colón is a municipality in the Honduran department of Choluteca, and lies on the border with Nicaragua.

The town is located on the Pan-American Highway near the Nicaraguan border town of Estelí, and 192 km away from the capital Tegucicalpa.

History[edit]

The town received city status in 1927, though its origins date back to 1795.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate has traditionally been described as tropical. However, due to widespread agricultural deforestation and a higher altitude (3500 to 5000 feet above sea level); the climate can be more aptly described in many cases as temperate. It can be dusty in the dry season (January through March).

Sports[edit]

The local football team, Atlético Pinares, played in the second tier of Honduran football until it sold its franchise to Comayagua F.C. in 2012.

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