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Ojojona church
Ojojona church
Ojojona is located in Honduras
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 13°56′N 87°18′W / 13.933°N 87.300°W / 13.933; -87.300
Country Honduras
Department Francisco Morazán
Founded 1579
 • Total 260 km2 (100 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 10,729
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Climate Cwb

Ojojona is a municipality in the Honduran department of Francisco Morazán, located 34 km south of Tegucigalpa.

It was founded in 1579 by Spanish miners who worked the silver and gold mines of the area.


The municipality has borders at north with the Central District, at south with the municipality of Reitoca and Sabanagrande, at the east with the municipalities of Santa Ana and Sabanagrande and at west with the municipalities of Reitoca and Lepaterique. It is situated in a small plateau in one of the hills of Cerro de Hule, at the base of the Payaguagre mountain.


The municipality has 12 recognized villages:

  • Ojojona (the main village)
  • El Aguacatal
  • El Círculo
  • Aragua
  • El Jícaro
  • Guasucarán
  • Güerisne
  • Santa Cruz
  • Saracarán
  • Surcos de Caña
  • Cofradía de Jícaro
  • Cofradía de Güerisne

Coordinates: 13°56′N 87°18′W / 13.933°N 87.300°W / 13.933; -87.300