Nacaome

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Nacaome
Municipality
Nacaome is located in Honduras
Nacaome
Nacaome
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 13°31′N 87°29′W / 13.517°N 87.483°W / 13.517; -87.483
CountryHonduras
DepartmentValle
Villages9
Area
 • Municipality589 km2 (227 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 projection)[1]
 • Municipality61,990
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Urban
28,570
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central America)
ClimateAw

Nacaome, with a population of 19,990 (2020 calculation),[2] is the capital city of the Valle department of Honduras and the municipal seat of Nacaome Municipality. It is a manufacturing and commercial center located on the banks of the Nacaome River.

Nacaome is an old city founded when aboriginal Cholulas and Chaparrastiques, tired of fighting each other, thought it best to join together to build new houses in the middle of their territory on the west side of the Chapulapa River (the aboriginal name of the Nacaome River). They named the new town Naca-Ome, meaning "union of two races" in their dialects.[3] In Nahuatl Naca means race or body and Ome means two. This foundation happened before the Spanish conquerors came.

Nacaome was affected by Hurricane Stan in October 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Honduras
  2. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of cities in Honduras
  3. ^ Banegas 1996, p. 5.

Sources[edit]

  • Banegas, Ramon. "Historia de Nacaome". Banco Central de Honduras. Agosto 1996.

Coordinates: 13°31′N 87°29′W / 13.517°N 87.483°W / 13.517; -87.483