Nueva Ocotepeque

Nueva Ocotepeque is the capital of the Ocotepeque Department of Honduras. It is in the north-south valley of the Lempa River, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the El Salvador border, and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of the Guatemala border.[1][2]

Nueva Ocotopeque was settled in 1935 after the site of the former town of Ocotepeque was destroyed by flooding of the river.[3] It was briefly occupied by El Salvador during the Football War.

It is served by Nueva Ocotepeque Airport.


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  1. ^ "Nueva Ocotepeque". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Nueva Ocotepeque". Open Street Map. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  3. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer. New York: Columbia University Press. 1952. p. 1354.

Coordinates: 14°26′N 89°11′W / 14.433°N 89.183°W / 14.433; -89.183