Guinope

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Güinope
Municipality
Güinope is located in Honduras
Güinope
Güinope
Coordinates: 13°53′0″N 86°56′0″W / 13.88333°N 86.93333°W / 13.88333; -86.93333Coordinates: 13°53′0″N 86°56′0″W / 13.88333°N 86.93333°W / 13.88333; -86.93333
Country  Honduras
Department El Paraíso
Founded 1747
Area
 • Total 201 km2 (78 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 8,794
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)

Güinope is a municipality in the Honduran department of El Paraíso.

According to a 2001 census, it had 6.941 inhabitants. Founded by Esteban Rodríguez in 1747, it celebrates the "Festival of Oranges" every year since 1981. Also, in May they celebrate in honour of San Isidro Labrador.

The name Güinope originates in Mexico and means In the water of pigeons.

Villages[edit]

The municipality is made up by ten villages:

  • Güinope (main village)
  • Arrayanes
  • Casitas
  • Galeras
  • Las Liquidámbas
  • Lavanderos
  • Mansaragua
  • Pacayas
  • Santa Rosa
  • Silisgualagua