Liure

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Liure
Municipality
Liure is located in Honduras
Liure
Liure
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 13°32′N 87°06′W / 13.533°N 87.100°W / 13.533; -87.100
Country Honduras
Department El Paraíso
Area
 • Total 88 km2 (34 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 10,760
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)

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

Name Origin[edit]

It is said that the name means "Free", since it wanted to express that the residents of the new town were finally emancipated of Texiguat. However, it is speculated that the name really means "Water of Feathers".[1]

Villages[edit]

It has around 14,000 inhabitants, spread over 5 villages:[2]

  • Bocuire
  • Santa Cruz
  • San Ramon
  • Monte Grande
  • Asuncion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiallos, Carmen. 1989. "Los Municipios de Honduras".
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas, Honduras. (Censo 2001)

Coordinates: 13°32′N 87°06′W / 13.533°N 87.100°W / 13.533; -87.100