Coxen Hole

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Coxen Hole
Coxen Hole, Roatan
Coxen Hole, Roatan
Coxen Hole is located in Honduras
Coxen Hole
Coxen Hole
Coordinates: 16°18′N 86°33′W / 16.300°N 86.550°W / 16.300; -86.550
Country  Honduras
Departament Bay Islands
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,070

Coxen Hole, also called Roatan Town, is the largest city on the island of Roatán, and the capital of the Bay Islands department of Honduras, with a population of 5,070 as of census 2001. It is also the location of the island's Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport.

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The city was founded in 1835 when several families moved to Roatán from the Cayman Islands. It is named after pirate Captain John Coxen/Coxon. Roatán was once home to over 5,000 pirates.

Bus service connects Coxen Hole with other points on the island. Coxen Hole Stadium is located in the town. There is also a small hospital, Woods Medical Facility.

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Coordinates: 16°18′N 86°33′W / 16.300°N 86.550°W / 16.300; -86.550