El Paraíso Department

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El Paraíso Department

Departamento de El Paraíso
Department
Location of El Paraíso in Honduras
Location of El Paraíso in Honduras
Coordinates: 13°56′N 86°51′W / 13.933°N 86.850°W / 13.933; -86.850Coordinates: 13°56′N 86°51′W / 13.933°N 86.850°W / 13.933; -86.850
Country Honduras
Municipalities19
Villages233
Founded28 May 1869
Capital cityYuscarán
Government
 • TypeDepartmental
 • GobernadorJosé Antonio Urrutia (2014-2022) (PNH)
Area
 • Total7,383 km2 (2,851 sq mi)
Population
(2015)
 • Total458,472
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CDT)
Postal code
13101, 13201
ISO 3166 codeHN-EP
HDI (2017)0.568[1]
medium · 13th
Statistics derived from Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013[2]

El Paraíso (Spanish pronunciation: [el paɾaˈiso]) is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which Honduras is divided.

The territory of El Paraíso was initially part of the departments of Tegucigalpa (renamed Francisco Morazán in 1943) and Olancho after Central America gained its independence in 1825. The department of El Paraíso was created with municipalities taken from the departments of Tegucigalpa and Olancho on 28 May 1869 by congressional decree in the third political division of Honduras, during the presidential term of José María Medina.[3][4] Initially El Paraíso included the jurisdictions of Danlí, Yuscarán and Texiguat, along with the town of Guinope.[5] On December 28, 1878, Texiguat was moved to the department of Tegucigalpa, but subsequently moved back into El Paraíso on October 28, 1886.[6]

The departmental capital is Yuscarán. El Paraíso is bordered to the North by the department of Olancho, to the South by the department of de Choluteca, to the East by the Republic of Nicaragua, and to the West by the department of Francisco Morazán.

El Paraíso department covers a total surface area of 7489 km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 458,742.

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Alauca
  2. Danlí
  3. El Paraíso
  4. Guinope
  5. Jacaleapa
  6. Liure
  7. Morocelí
  8. Oropolí
  9. Potrerillos
  10. San Antonio de Flores
  11. San Lucas
  12. San Matías
  13. Soledad
  14. Teupasenti
  15. Texiguat
  16. Trojes
  17. Vado Ancho
  18. Yauyupe
  19. Yuscarán

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "Consulta Base de datos INE en línea: Censo de Población y Vivienda 2013" [Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013]. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) (in Spanish). El Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE). 1 August 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Departamento de El Paraiso" [Department of El Paraíso]. XplorHonduras.com. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ Vallejo, Antonio R. (29 October 1888). "Departamento de El Paraíso" [El Paraíso Department]. Censo General de la República de Honduras levantado el 15 junio de 1887 [General census of the Republic of Honduras presented June 15, 1887] (PDF) (in Spanish). Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Tipografía del Gobierno República de Honduras (published 1888). p. 19. El Departamento de El Paraíso, debe su creación al Decreto emitido en 28 de Mayo de 1869 por el Congreso extraordinario instalado en Comayagua el 20 del mismo mes.
  5. ^ Ethel Mercedes Garcia Buchard (2007). "Dinámica Política y Construcción Nacional en Honduras (1838-1872)" [Political Dynamics and National State Construction in Honduras (1838-1872)] (PDF). Centro de Investigacion en Identidad y Cultura Latinoamericanas (Thesis) (in Spanish). San José, Costa Rica: Centro de Investigacion en Identidad y Cultura Latinoamericanas (Universidad de Costa Rica). p. 126. Decreto del Congreso Nacional en que se ordena la erección de tres nuevos departamentos, 28 mayo 1869. Boletín de la Biblioteca y Archivo Nacionales, Nos. 3 y 4, Sept. 1942, p. 34. Según este decreto ... el departamento de El Paraíso lo compondrán los círculos gubernativos de Danlí, Yuscarán y Texiguat incluyendo el pueblo de Güinope que se anexa al círculo de Yuscarán.
  6. ^ Jorge Fernando Martínez Gabourel (9 March 2011). "Antecedentes históricos de los departamentos y municipios de Honduras: 11. Departamento de El Paraíso" [Historical background of the departments and municipalities of Honduras: 11. Department of El Paraíso]. monografias.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-09-13.