Santa Bárbara Department, Honduras

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Santa Bárbara
Department
Santa Barbara in Honduras.svg
Country Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
Municipalities 28
Founded 1825
Seat Santa Bárbara, Honduras
Government
 • Type Departmental
Area
 • Total 5,024 km2 (1,940 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 434,896
 • Density 87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone -6
Postal code 22101

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.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GeoHive - Honduras extended". Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 119. 

Coordinates: 14°55′N 88°14′W / 14.917°N 88.233°W / 14.917; -88.233