||The Honduran territory consists
mainly of mountains (~81%), but there are narrow plains along
the coasts, a large undeveloped lowland jungle La Mosquitia
region in the northeast, and the heavily populated lowland San
Pedro Sula valley in the northwest.
In La Mosquitia lies the UNESCO-world heritage site
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, with the Coco River
which divides the country from Nicaragua.
Natural resources include timber, gold, silver,
copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, shrimp, and
The Islas de la Bahía and the Swan Islands
are part of Honduras. Misteriosa Bank and Rosario Bank, 130 to 150
km north of the Swan Islands, falls within the EEZ of Honduras.
|The Coat of arms
of Honduras features the text "Republic of Honduras free
sovereign and independent", topped with a cornucopia, a
quiver of arrows, flanked by deciduous trees and limestone cliffs,
with a Masonic eye at the center.
national flag of Honduras was adopted on January 9, 1866,
based on the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America.
The flag consists
of three horizontal bands of equal width. The two outer blue
bands represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The
inner white band represents the land between the ocean and
the sea and the peace and prosperity of its people.
The five blue five-pointed stars arranged in an
X pattern centered in the white band represent the five nations
of the former Federal Republic of Central America (El Salvador,
Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala) and the hope that
the nations may form a union again.
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