Copán Department

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Copan in Honduras.svg
Coordinates: 14°46′N 88°47′W / 14.767°N 88.783°W / 14.767; -88.783Coordinates: 14°46′N 88°47′W / 14.767°N 88.783°W / 14.767; -88.783
Country  Honduras
Municipalities 23
Founded 1869
Seat Santa Rosa de Copán
 • Type Departmental
 • Total 3,242 km2 (1,252 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 382,722
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone -6
Postal code 41101, 41202

Copán is one of the departments in the western part of Honduras. The departmental capital is the town of Santa Rosa de Copán. The department is well known for its tobacco and fine cigars.

The department is famous for its Pre-Columbian archaeological site at Copán, one of the greatest cities of the Maya civilization.

The department of Copán covers a total surface area of 3,242 km2 and, in 2015, had an estimated population of about 382,722 people.


La Ruidosa[edit]

La Ruidosa is a village located in the Copán Department of western in Honduras. It has potable water and electric power. Coffee, maize and beans are cultivated. A fountain called La Quebradona located south of the village. This community was founded approximately in 1920, the first inhabitants called this village La Ruidosa due to the strong growing of the present Quebradona.