Talgua

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This article is about the modern-day Honduran municipality. For the pre-Columbian cave archaeological site, see Talgua caves.
Talgua
Municipality
Panoramic View of Talgua
Panoramic View of Talgua
Talgua is located in Honduras
Talgua
Talgua
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°42′N 88°42′W / 14.700°N 88.700°W / 14.700; -88.700
Country Honduras
Department Lempira
Area
 • Total 82 km2 (32 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,399

Talgua (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtalɣwa]) is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira.

History[edit]

Talgua was originally founded in the colonial period in the place called "Las Mercedes" village. Also it was known as a village where Lenca Indians dwelled, by Pedro de Alvarado and his troops. In the administration of president Ramon Villeda Morales, on January 2, 1963, the capital was moved from Talagua to San Antonio de Pedernales. The old church is preserved as a relic.

The Ancient Church

Geography[edit]

It is located right on top a small hill on the side of a river. But there are high mountains around its capital and some of these belong to Copán department. The weather is hot because of the elevation from sea level and the vegetation, which consists of dry sub tropical forest. Some pine trees are seen on the highest hills.

Boundaries[edit]

Its boundaries are:

  • Surface Extents: 82 km²

Resources[edit]

Talgua is of the poorest municipalities of the department. Due to its elevation from sea level is not possible to have coffee plantations, therefore the main economic activities are beans and corn crops, followed by commerce of groceries and other home supplies. Cattle raising is for local consumption only. Since it is near a river, some people obtain aggregates for concrete from it. Also it has electricity and mobile communication coverage.

Population[edit]

Mestizos are up to 80% of the population, the remaining percent consists of indigenous Lenca communities.

  • Population: There were 8,399 people in 2001, and it is expected to have about 9,768 in 2008.
  • Villages: 14
  • Settlements: 50

Tourism[edit]

  • Local Holidays: "Santa Cruz" day on May 3 and "San Francisco" day on October 4.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°42′N 88°42′W / 14.700°N 88.700°W / 14.700; -88.700