Marcala

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Marcala
"Land of Prisons" (Lenca)
Municipality
Church in Marcala, Honduras.
Church in Marcala, Honduras.
Marcala is located in Honduras
Marcala
Marcala
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°9′0″N 88°1′6″W / 14.15000°N 88.01833°W / 14.15000; -88.01833
Country Honduras
Department La Paz
Area
 • Total 225 km2 (87 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 29,858
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)

Marcala is a municipality in the Honduran department of La Paz. The region is known for its coffee production, boasting the first "protected origin denomination" for coffee. Marcala has been designated as a center of Lenca Trail, a government and United Nations sponsored development effort to encourage tourism to Lenca communities. It offers visitors perspective on the culture of indigenous people and provides new markets for their traditional crafts.

Marcala, Honduras
Street in Marcala, Honduras.

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Coordinates: 14°19′01″N 87°40′59″W / 14.317°N 87.683°W / 14.317; -87.683