Choloma is a city and municipality in the Honduran department of Cortés. It is the third-largest city in Honduras with a population of 202,000 (2020 calculation).[2]

Choloma
Tholomat
Municipality
Nickname(s): 
Choal
Choloma is located in Honduras
Choloma
Choloma
Coordinates: 15°38′0″N 88°0′0″W / 15.63333°N 88.00000°W / 15.63333; -88.00000Coordinates: 15°38′0″N 88°0′0″W / 15.63333°N 88.00000°W / 15.63333; -88.00000
Country Honduras
DepartmentCortés
Area
 • Municipality467 km2 (180 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 projection)[1]
 • Municipality275,724
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Urban
227,535
ClimateAm
Choloma

Many factories are stationed in Choloma due to its cheap labour which has boosted the municipality's economy.[3] Choloma is just south of Puerto Cortes and north of San Pedro Sula, with transportation to other municipalities provided by private bus companies. Many transnational companies are stationed here for production as well as in various tax-free zones around the country.[4]

MayorsEdit

  • 1894: José María Cobas B.
  • 1895: Jesús Urbina
  • 1896: Ángel Vaquero
  • 1902: José D. Portocarrero
  • 1903: Pedro Hernández
  • 1916: Alonso G. Urbina
  • 1917: Pedro Alemán
  • 1918: Justiniano Aguiluz
  • 1919: Dionisio Ortega
  • 1920: Pablo Reyes
  • 1927: Ildefonso Martínez
  • 1928: Pablo Reyes
  • 1929: Guillermo Mayes
  • 1931: Pablo Reyes
  • 1932: José Cándido Mejía
  • 1933: Pablo Reyes
  • 1934: José María Galdamez
  • 1935: Máximo Zúniga
  • 1936: Carmen Bardales
  • 1937: Eduardo Ramos
  • 1938: Roque Moreira
  • 1943: Raimundo Tejada
  • 1944: Juan Martínez
  • 1945: Ernesto Tejada
  • 1946: Rafael García Caballero
  • 1947: Roque Matta
  • 1948: Luciano Hernández Henríquez
  • 1950: Roque Matta
  • 1954: Jacinto Medina R.
  • 1955: Jesús Alcacer
  • 1959: Selvin Peña
  • 1961:Rómulo Castellón Casco
  • 1962:Rómulo Castellón Casco
  • 1962: Manuel Pagan Lozano
  • 1964: Leopoldo Aguilar Cantarero
  • 1965: Arnold Alcacer
  • 1966: Luciano Hernández Henríquez
  • 1969: Juan Pagan Lozano
  • 1971: Manuel Pagan Lozano
  • 1973: Fausto Deras Velásquez
  • 1976: Circuncisión Hernández Cruz
  • 1980: Miguel Ángel Alvarado
  • 1982: Blanca Aída Reyes Contreras
  • 1984: Rómulo Castellón Casco
  • 1986: Julio César Yánez Cerna
  • 1987: Blanca Alicia Milla Vda. de Yánez
  • 1990: Gustavo Adolfo Torres
  • 1994: José Armando Gale
  • 1998: José Armando Gale
  • 2002: Sandra Derás Rivera
  • 2006: Leopoldo Crivelli

SportsEdit

Atlético Choloma is the professional football club from Choloma, who have played in the Honduran national football league from 2011 through 2013. They play their home games at the Estadio Rubén Deras.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of department and municipalities in Honduras
  2. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of the major cities in Honduras
  3. ^ queso17 (22 February 2019). "The Major Attractions Of Choloma". The Queso Traveler from south Texas. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ "History". Mi Choloma. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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