El Paraíso Department

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El Paraíso
Department
El Paraiso in Honduras.svg
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
Municipalities 19
Founded 1878
Seat Yuscarán
Government
 • Type Departmental
Area
 • Total 7,489 km2 (2,892 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 458,472
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone -6
Postal code 13101, 13201

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

Formed in 1878 from part of Tegucigalpa Department.

The departmental capital is Yuscarán.

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. ^ "GeoHive - Honduras extended". Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)