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Santa Bárbara Department, Honduras

Santa Bárbara is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which Honduras is divided. The departmental capital is Santa Bárbara.

Santa Barbará Department

Departamento de Santa Barbará
Location of Santa Barbará in Honduras
Location of Santa Barbará in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°55′N 88°14′W / 14.917°N 88.233°W / 14.917; -88.233Coordinates: 14°55′N 88°14′W / 14.917°N 88.233°W / 14.917; -88.233
Country Honduras
Municipalities28
Villages370
Founded28 June 1825[a]
Capital citySanta Barbará
Government
 • TypeDepartmental
 • GobernadorWilman Ottoniel Pineda (2018-2022) (PNH)
Area
 • Total5,013 km2 (1,936 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total434,896
 • Density87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CDT)
Postal code
22101
ISO 3166 codeHN-SB
HDI (2017)0.584[1]
medium · 10th
Statistics derived from Consult INE online database: Population and Housing Census 2013[2]

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GeographyEdit

The department covers a total surface area of 5,115 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 368,298 people.

EconomyEdit

The department, historically, is known for harvesting mahogany and cedar trees for exportation.[3]

MunicipalitiesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Santa Bárbara 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. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 119.