Comayagua Department

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Location of Comayagua department

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.


The department covers a total surface area of 5,196 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 390,643 people.


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.[1]



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