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    Honduras Geography - 1991

      Total area: 112,090 km2
      land area: 111,890 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Tennessee

      Land boundaries: 1,520 km total
      Guatemala 256 km, El Salvador 342 km, Nicaragua 922 km

      Coastline: 820 km

      Maritime claims: Contiguous zone: 24 nm
      Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) or to depth of exploitation
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: dispute with El Salvador over several sections of the land boundary; dispute over Golfo de Fonseca maritime boundary because of disputed sovereignty of islands; unresolved maritime boundary with Nicaragua

      Climate: subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains

      Terrain: mostly mountains in interior, narrow coastal plains

      Natural resources: timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish

      Land use: arable land 14%; permanent crops 2%; meadows and pastures 30%; forest and woodland 34%; other 20%; includes irrigated 1%

      Environment: subject to frequent, but generally mild, earthquakes; damaging hurricanes and floods along Caribbean coast; deforestation; soil erosion

      NOTE: The information regarding Honduras on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Honduras Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Honduras Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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