Santa Fe, Ocotepeque

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Santa Fe
Municipality
View of town's center
View of town's center
Santa Fe is located in Honduras
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Coordinates: 14°31′N 89°14′W / 14.517°N 89.233°W / 14.517; -89.233
Country  Honduras
Department Ocotepeque
Villages 8
Area
 • Total 64.7 km2 (25.0 sq mi)
Elevation 819 m (2,687 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 5,006
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)

Santa Fe is a municipality in the Honduran department of Ocotepeque. As of 2015, its population was of 5,006.

History[edit]

Village church and park

The village was founded in 1860 by people from the nearby town (4.5 km east) of Concepción. It was originally named El Tablón del Guayabo (The Board of Guayabo), due to the abundance of trees of this fruit, then changed its name to the current one.

In 1887 population statistics Santa Fe was ranked as one of the municipalities forming the Ocotepeque Department.[1]

Geography[edit]

Located 11 km southeast of the border with Guatemala (at Agua Caliente), and 19 km north of the one with El Salvador (at Citalá), Santa Fe is a hilltown close to the banks of Lempa River. It is 12 km from Ocotepeque, the department capital, and 19 from the Guatemalan town of Esquipulas.

The municipality is divided into 8 parts: the town of Santa Fe and 7 other villages (Aldeas). The villages are Agua Caliente, El Mojanal, La Quesera, Los Encinos,Piedras Bonitas, Piñuelas and Sulnete.[2]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Santa Fe at Wikimedia Commons