|• Mayor||Héctor Hernández|
|Elevation||38 m (125 ft)|
Terrain and climate
It is situated between Garcia and La Abiscinia hills, 61 km from Trujillo, 30 km from Sabá, 70 km from Olanchito, 100 km from La Ceiba, and 303 km from San Pedro Sula. Tocoa's territory is watered by the rivers Río Tocoa, Río Taujíca, Río San Pedro, and Río Salamá. The climate is hot and tropical with an average temperature of 29°C; the rainy season lasts from June to January, with an average precipitation of 1000 mm annually.
History and government
Tocoa was founded in 1871 by settlers from inland Olancho, and declared a municipality in 1892. Juan J. Evangelista was the first mayor.
The current 2010-2014 Municipal Council is headed by Hector Hernandez.
C.D. Real Sociedad plays its games in Tocoa at the municipally-owned stadium, Estadio Francisco Martínez Durón. The team gain promotion to the first division in 2012, where they brought high profile players like Julio César de León. The investment in the sport has brought full stadiums and a respectable performance in the league.
There are several businesses, banks, local and international organizations based out of Tocoa, namely Misiones del Agua Internacional (www.misionesdelaguainternacional.blogspot.com), an Christian engineering non-profit organization offering aid to needy people in safe water, sanitation, health and hygiene, which has its Regional Latin America office in Tocoa and its Headquarters in Charleston, SC.
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