Mangulile

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Mangulile
Municipality
Mangulile is located in Honduras
Mangulile
Mangulile
Coordinates: 15°04′N 86°48′W / 15.067°N 86.800°W / 15.067; -86.800Coordinates: 15°04′N 86°48′W / 15.067°N 86.800°W / 15.067; -86.800
Country  Honduras
Department Olancho
Villages 16
Government
 • alcalde Vladimir Pacheco 2014-2018
Area
 • Total 432.65 km2 (167.05 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 9,463
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Climate Aw

Mangulile is a municipality in the north west of the Honduran department of Olancho, north of Yocón, south west of Manto and south east of Salamá.

Agriculture is the base of almost all commerce. Corn, beans, and coffee are the main cash crops, the sale of which provides income for other things like sugar and rice. Many of the remote villages have no access to education, healthcare, or clean water. Artesian springs provide most of the domestic water, which, because of the tropical climate, becomes contaminated soon after surfacing. Biosand water filters have been introduced to over 25 of these villages as of 2015, significantly improving health conditions. Part of the local 2015 coffee harvest was exported to the USA through a newly formed co-op, with 100% of the profits being returned to this area for infrastructure and capital for crop expansion.