is the official language of Honduras.
Spanish, Garifuna, Arabic, English, Miskito are other
languages spoken on a regular basis in Honduras.
The Honduran lempira, denoted by HNL, is
the official currency of Honduras. One USD equals 18.75
HNL. The lempira is named in honor of the native leader
who fought the Spaniards. His name translates to
"gentleman of the mountain." His picture is on the
1-lempira bill and the 50-cent coin.
In July of 2000 the population of
Honduras was estimated at 6.25 million, with an annual
growth rate of 2.52 percent. In 2000, for every person
who died in Honduras, approximately 6 were born. The
birth rate during this period was 32.65 per 1, 000, the
death rate 5.31 per 1, 000.