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Education in Honduras

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.

Education in Honduras

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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%

COIN: lempira

CURRENCY CODE: HNL

ENGLISH NAME: Honduras

INDEPENDENCE: 1838

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

POPULATION

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.

 
 
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