Valle Department

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Valle Department

Departamento de Valle
Location of Valle in Honduras
Location of Valle in Honduras
Coordinates: 13°32′N 87°29′W / 13.533°N 87.483°W / 13.533; -87.483Coordinates: 13°32′N 87°29′W / 13.533°N 87.483°W / 13.533; -87.483
Country Honduras
Municipalities9
Villages86
Founded11 July 1893
Capital cityNacaome
Government
 • TypeDepartmental
 • GobernadorLenín Cruz Padilla (2018-2022) (PNH)
Area
 • Total1,618 km2 (625 sq mi)
Population
(2015)
 • Total178,561
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CDT)
Postal code
52101
ISO 3166 codeHN-VA
HDI (2017)0.586[1]
medium · 8th
Statistics derived from Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013[2]

Valle is one of the 18 departments into which Honduras is divided.

The departmental capital is Nacaome. The department faces the Gulf of Fonseca and contains mangrove swamps; inland, it is very hot and dry.

The department covers a total surface area of 1,665 km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 178,561 people.

Valle Department was organized in 1893.

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Alianza
  2. Amapala
  3. Aramecina
  4. Caridad
  5. Goascorán
  6. Langue
  7. Nacaome
  8. San Francisco de Coray
  9. San Lorenzo

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.