Lempira Depairtment

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Location o Lempira depairtment

Lempira is ane o the 18 depairtments o Honduras, Central Americae, locatit in the wastren pairt o the kintra wi borders wi El Salvador. It wis namit Gracias depairtment till 1943, an the depairtmental caipital is Gracias.

In colonial times, Gracias wis a early important admeenistrative centre for the Spaniards. It eventually lost importance tae Antigua Guatemala, in Guatemala.

Lempira is a ruggit depairtment, an it is relatively isolatit frae the rest o the kintra. The heichest muntain peak in Honduras, Cerro las Minas, is in Lempira. The depairtment wis namit efter Lempira, a local chieftain o the Lenca fowk who focht against the Spainyie conquistadores in the early 16t hunderyear. Opals are mined near the toun o Opatoro.

The depairtment covers a total surface aurie o 4,290 km² an in 2005, it haed a estimatit population o 277,910.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Belén
  2. Candelaria
  3. Cololaca
  4. Erandique
  5. Gracias
  6. Gualcince
  7. Guarita
  8. La Campa
  9. La Iguala
  10. Las Flores
  11. La Unión
  12. La Virtud
  13. Lepaera
  14. Mapulaca
  15. Piraera
  16. San Andrés
  17. San Francisco
  18. San Juan Guarita
  19. San Manuel Colohete
  20. San Marcos de Caiquín
  21. San Rafael
  22. San Sebastián
  23. Santa Cruz
  24. Talgua
  25. Tambla
  26. Tomalá
  27. Valladolid
  28. Virginia

Coordinates: 14°35′N 88°35′W / 14.583°N 88.583°W / 14.583; -88.583