Tambla

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Tambla
Municipality
An Overview of town
An Overview of town
Tambla is located in Honduras
Tambla
Tambla
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°11′6″N 88°46′6″W / 14.18500°N 88.76833°W / 14.18500; -88.76833
Country Honduras
Department Lempira
Villages 4
Municipality since 11 September 1896; 117 years ago (1896-09-11)
Government
 • Mayor Remberto Ruíz
Area
 • Total 59 km2 (23 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,473

Tambla is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira.

It is one of the municipalities of the Lempira department. In order to arrive to its municipality capital is better to go via Santa Rosa de Copán-San Marcos de Ocotepeque-Cololaca-Tambla.

History[edit]

At the beginning it was located at "El Zorrillal" village, because of the dryness of the land, all the people decided to move to another place. It was then located at a place known as "Pueblo Viejo". In the census of 1887, it was a village of Tomalá. The administration of Policarpo Bonilla issued the decree stating that the creation of the municipality was on September 11, 1896.

The Colonial Church of Tambla

Geography[edit]

It is situated at the top of a mountain. There are also huge mountains around the municipality capital. All of these are covered with pine forests. The weather is very cool all year long, except during the summer, when the temperature increases slightly.

Boundaries[edit]

Its boundaries are:

  • Surface Extents: 59 km²

Resources[edit]

It is one of the many municipalities proper for coffee plantations. Obviously they take advantadge of the elevation from sea level. The next activity is raising cattle followed by beans and corn crops. The commerce is a very important economical activity as well. As the rest of the department it has electricity in the municipality capital and mobile communications coverage.

A Tribute to Lempira Chief

Population[edit]

For the particular case of Tambla, the cross-breed of Spanish and Indians takes 80% of the population.

  • Population: the figure was 2,314 people back in 2001, for the year of 2008 the figure is expected to increase up to 2,473.
  • Villages: 4
  • Settlements: 40

Tourism[edit]

It takes about 2 hr, the road up to Cololaca is being paved, but once one passes Cololaca the road is in very good conditions. There are some curves that are narrow, so caution is advised to avoid accidents. It is only 10 minutes away from Tomalá municipality. This municipality has several good attractions. Starting for a statue and plaque in honor of Lempira chief. Next could be a very old "Ceiba" tree on one side of the road to Valladolid. The people there are very friendly and always willing to tell the story of their town and some more. The groceries stores and electricity make the visit more comfortable. This is also a very quite town to have a break from the noise of the city.

  • Local Holidays: "San Francisco de Asis" day on October 4 and "Inmaculada Concepción" day on December 8.

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Coordinates: 14°12′N 88°43′W / 14.200°N 88.717°W / 14.200; -88.717