Ocotepeque Department

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Ocotepeque Department

Departamento de Ocotepeque
Location of Ocotepeque in Honduras
Location of Ocotepeque in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°26′N 89°11′W / 14.433°N 89.183°W / 14.433; -89.183Coordinates: 14°26′N 89°11′W / 14.433°N 89.183°W / 14.433; -89.183
Country Honduras
Municipalities16
Villages126
Founded17 February 1906
Capital cityOcotepeque
Government
 • TypeDepartmental
 • GobernadorCésar Osmín Arita Paz (2018-2022) (PNH)
Area
 • Total1,636 km2 (632 sq mi)
Population
(2015)
 • Total151,516
 • Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CDT)
Postal code
43101, 43201
ISO 3166 codeHN-OC
HDI (2017)0.571[1]
medium · 11th
Statistics derived from Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013[2]

Ocotepeque is one of the 18 departments of Honduras, Central America, located in the West and bordering both El Salvador and Guatemala. It was formed in 1906 from part of Copán department. The capital and main city is Ocotepeque.

The department covers a total surface area of 1,630 km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 151,516.

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Belén Gualcho
  2. Concepción
  3. Dolores Merendon
  4. Fraternidad
  5. La Encarnación
  6. La Labor
  7. Lucerna
  8. Mercedes
  9. Ocotepeque
  10. San Fernando
  11. San Francisco del Valle
  12. Santa Ifigenia
  13. San Jorge
  14. San Marcos
  15. Santa Fé
  16. Sensenti
  17. Sinuapa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "Consulta Base de datos INE en línea: Censo de Población y Vivienda 2013" [Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013]. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) (in Spanish). El Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE). 1 August 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-13.