Francisco Morazán Department

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Francisco Morazán Department
Departamento de Francisco Morazán
Flag of Tegucigalpa
Location of Francisco Morazán in Honduras
Location of Francisco Morazán in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°6′N 87°13′W / 14.100°N 87.217°W / 14.100; -87.217Coordinates: 14°6′N 87°13′W / 14.100°N 87.217°W / 14.100; -87.217
Country Honduras
Founded28 June 1825[a]
Capital cityTegucigalpa
 • TypeDepartmental
 • GovernorLizzi Matute Cano (2018-2022) (PNH)
 • Total8,580 km2 (3,310 sq mi)
 • Total1,553,379
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CDT)
Postal code
11101, 12101
ISO 3166 codeHN-FM
HDI (2019)0.705[1]
high · 1st
Statistics derived from Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013[2]

Francisco Morazán (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈsisko moɾaˈsan]), FMO is one of the departments of Honduras.

It is located in the central part of the nation. The departmental capital is Tegucigalpa, which is also Honduras's national capital. Until 1943 it was known as Tegucigalpa department. It was named after national hero Francisco Morazán.

The department is very mountainous, with rugged ranges covered in pine forests; which are rocky and mostly clay. Valleys, like those of Guaimaca, Talanga, and Amarateca, are interspersed among the ranges. Many of the high mountain peaks house cloud forests, like La Tigra National park or Cerro Uyuca. The extreme southeastern portion of the department has a Pacific dry forest environment, while the northern portion contains the Montaña de la Flor, home to the Jicaque people.

Francisco Morazán department covers a total surface area of 7,946 km2 (3,068 sq mi) and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 1,680,700 people.

The coat-of-arms and department flag of Francisco Morazán Department are the same as its capital, Tegucigalpa.[3]


  1. Alubarén
  2. Cedros
  3. Curarén
  4. Distrito Central (cap. Tegucigalpa)
  5. El Porvenir
  6. Guaimaca
  7. La Libertad
  8. La Venta
  9. Lepaterique
  10. Maraita
  11. Marale
  12. Nueva Armenia
  13. Ojojona
  14. Orica
  15. Reitoca
  16. Sabanagrande
  17. San Antonio de Oriente
  18. San Buenaventura
  19. San Ignacio
  20. San Juan de Flores
  21. San Miguelito
  22. Santa Ana
  23. Santa Lucía
  24. Talanga
  25. Tatumbla
  26. Valle de Ángeles
  27. Vallecillo
  28. Villa de San Francisco

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The department of Tegucigalpa (renamed Francisco Morazán in 1943) was one of the first 7 departments in which the national territory was divided in the first political division of Honduras in 1825.


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". 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. ^ Francisco Morazán Department