Comayagua Department

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Comayagua
Department
Comayagua in Honduras.svg
Country Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
Municipalities 21
Founded 1825
Seat Comayagua
Government
 • Type Departmental
Area
 • Total 5,124 km2 (1,978 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 511,943
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone -6
Postal code 12101

Comayagua (Spanish pronunciation: [komaˈʝaɣwa]) is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which the Central American nation of Honduras is divided. The departmental capital is Comayagua.

Geography[edit]

The department covers a total surface area of 5,124km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 511,943 people.

Economy[edit]

Historically, the department produced gold, copper, cinnabar, asbestos, and silver. Gems were also mined, including opal and emerald. The area was also known for "fine" cattle.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 14°27′N 87°38′W / 14.450°N 87.633°W / 14.450; -87.633