Tocoa, Colón

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Tocoa
Municipality
Downtown Tocoa
Downtown Tocoa
Tocoa is located in Honduras
Tocoa
Tocoa
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 15°41′N 86°00′W / 15.683°N 86.000°W / 15.683; -86.000
Country Honduras
Department Colón
Established 1892
Government
 • Mayor Héctor Hernández
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)

Tocoa, Colón is a municipality and a city in the northern Honduran department of Colón slightly inland at 38 m elevation in the valley of Aguán on the right bank of the river.

Terrain and climate[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Culture[edit]

Sports[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

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.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 15°41′N 86°00′W / 15.683°N 86.000°W / 15.683; -86.000