San Francisco de la Paz

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San Francisco de la Paz
Achuluapa
Municipality
Nickname(s): San Pancho
San Francisco de la Paz is located in Honduras
San Francisco de la Paz
San Francisco de la Paz
Coordinates: 14°54′N 86°12′W / 14.900°N 86.200°W / 14.900; -86.200Coordinates: 14°54′N 86°12′W / 14.900°N 86.200°W / 14.900; -86.200
Country  Honduras
Department Olancho
Villages 13
Government
Area
 • Total 533.7 km2 (206.1 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 19,690
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Climate Aw

San Francisco de la Paz (Spanish pronunciation: [sam fɾanˈsisko ðe la pas]) is a municipality in the centre of the Honduran department of Olancho.

First known as San Francisco Zapote, the name was changed by bishop Francisco de Paula Campoy y Pérez, for the actual name. The town is located in a small valley formed by the hills "La Cruz" (The Cross) and "Cayo Blanco" (White Cay) in the North and the hill "El Ocotal" in the South.

The extension of San Francisco de la Paz is 540.2 km².