Comayagua Department

Comayagua (Spanish pronunciation: [komaˈʝaɣwa]) is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which Honduras is divided. The departmental capital is Comayagua.

Comayagua
Department
Comayagua in Honduras.svg
Coordinates: 14°27′N 87°38′W / 14.450°N 87.633°W / 14.450; -87.633Coordinates: 14°27′N 87°38′W / 14.450°N 87.633°W / 14.450; -87.633
Country Honduras
Municipalities21
Villages281
Founded28 June 1825[a]
SeatComayagua
Government
 • TypeDepartmental
 • GobernadorCarlos Aguiluz Madrid (2018-2022, PNH)
Area
 • Total5,120 km2 (1,980 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total511,943
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CDT)
Postal code
12101
ISO 3166 codeHN-CM
HDI (2017)0.598[2]
medium · 7th
Statistics derived from Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013[3]

GeographyEdit

The department covers a total surface area of 5,124 km² and, in 2015, had an estimated population of 511,943 people.

EconomyEdit

Historically, the department produced gold, copper, cinnabar, asbestos, and silver. Gems were also mined, including opal and emerald. The area was also known for "fine" cattle.[4]

MunicipalitiesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Comayagua was one of the first 7 departments in which the national territory was divided in the first political division of Honduras in 1825.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GeoHive - Honduras extended". Retrieved 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Consulta Base de datos INE en línea: Censo de Población y Vivienda 2013" [Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013]. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) (in Spanish). El Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE). 1 August 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. pp. 128–129.