Honduras - education
The school system includes a six-year public primary school, which is free
and compulsory from 6 to 13 years. The superstructure education is divided into
two levels and consists of a three-year general level followed by a 2-3-year
superstructure, which can be either university preparatory or
vocational. Honduras has five universities (1990). Great emphasis is placed on
combating illiteracy, as a large part of the population is illiterate.
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OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Honduras
CAPITAL CITY: Tegucigalpa
POPULATION: 7,300,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)
AREA: 112,100 km²
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE (S): Spanish, few Caribbean and Native American languages
RELIGION: Catholics 97%, Protestants 3%
CURRENCY CODE: HNL
ENGLISH NAME: Honduras
POPULATION COMPOSITION: mestizer 90%, Indians (especially Maya) 7%, black 2%, white 1%
GDP PER residents: 987 $ (2007)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 66 years, women 70 years (2007)
INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, HDI: 0.683
INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, POSITION: 117
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .hn
Honduras, Republic of Central America. The country is centrally located in
the region and has coastline to both the Pacific and the Caribbean. Honduras is
among the poorest countries in Central America; The economy is based on banana
production, which is completely dominated by companies from the United States,
and in general the influence from the United States is very large.
Honduras - Constitution
The Constitution of the Republic of Honduras dates from 1982 with amendments
from 1985. The legislative power lies with the National Assembly, which has 128
members. The president, who is both head of state and head of government, has
the executive power. Both the National Assembly and the President are elected
every four years by ordinary, direct election.