Santa Bárbara Department, Honduras

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Santa Barbará Department

Departamento de Santa Barbará
Location of Santa Barbará in Honduras
Location of Santa Barbará in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°55′N 88°14′W / 14.917°N 88.233°W / 14.917; -88.233Coordinates: 14°55′N 88°14′W / 14.917°N 88.233°W / 14.917; -88.233
Country Honduras
Municipalities28
Villages370
Founded28 June 1825[a]
Capital citySanta Barbará
Government
 • TypeDepartmental
 • GobernadorWilman Ottoniel Pineda (2018-2022) (PNH)
Area
 • Total5,013 km2 (1,936 sq mi)
Population
(2015)
 • Total434,896
 • Density87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CDT)
Postal code
22101
ISO 3166 codeHN-SB
HDI (2017)0.584[1]
medium · 10th
Statistics derived from Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013[2]

Santa Bárbara is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which Honduras is divided. The departmental capital is Santa Bárbara.

Geography[edit]

The department covers a total surface area of 5,115 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 368,298 people.

Economy[edit]

The department, historically, is known for harvesting mahogany and cedar trees for exportation.[3]

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Arada
  2. Atima
  3. Azacualpa
  4. Ceguaca
  5. Chinda
  6. Concepción del Norte
  7. Concepción del Sur
  8. El Nispero
  9. Gualala
  10. Ilama
  11. Las Vegas
  12. Macuelizo
  13. Naranjito
  14. Nueva Frontera
  15. Nuevo Celilac
  16. Petoa
  17. Protección
  18. Quimistán
  19. San Francisco de Ojuera
  20. San José de Colinas
  21. San Luis
  22. San Marcos
  23. San Nicolás
  24. San Pedro Zacapa
  25. Santa Bárbara
  26. Santa Rita
  27. San Vicente Centenario
  28. Trinidad

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Santa Bárbara was one of the first 7 departments in which the national territory was divided in the first political division of Honduras in 1825.

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.
  3. ^ Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 119.