Yoro Department

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Coordinates: 15°08′N 87°06′W / 15.133°N 87.100°W / 15.133; -87.100Coordinates: 15°08′N 87°06′W / 15.133°N 87.100°W / 15.133; -87.100
Country  Honduras
Municipalities 9
Founded 1825
Seat Yoro
 • Type Departmental
 • Total 7,781 km2 (3,004 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 587,375
 • Density 75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone -6
Postal code 53101

Yoro is one of the 18 departments into which Honduras is divided. The department contains rich agricultural lands, concentrated mainly on the valley of the Aguan River and the Sula Valley, on opposite ends. The departmental capital is Yoro. The department covers a total surface area of 7,939 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 503,886 people. It is famous for the Lluvia de Peces (rain of fishes), a tradition by which fish fall from the sky during very heavy rains.


  1. Arenal
  2. El Negrito
  3. El Progreso
  4. Jocón
  5. Morazán
  6. Olanchito
  7. Santa Rita
  8. Sulaco
  9. Victoria
  10. Yorito
  11. Yoro


The department, historically, is known for harvesting mahogany and cedar trees for exportation. The area also had a cattle industry.[2]

Football players from Yoro[edit]

A number of football players are from the department.

Name Club City
Carlos Pavón Real España El Progreso
Milton Reyes Motagua Jocón
Sergio Mendoza Motagua Yoro
Johnny Leveron Motagua Yoro
Alfredo Mejía Real España El Negrito
Ever Alvarado Real España El Negrito
Juan C. Acevedo Real España El Progreso
Johnny Rivera Real España El Progreso
Leonardo Isaula Necaxa Yoro
Anthony Lozano Alcoyano Yoro
Wilfredo Bueso Valle Platense F.C. El Progreso


  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.