Santa Rita, Copán

Santa Rita is a municipality in the Honduran department of Copán.

Santa Rita
Santa Rita is located in Honduras
Santa Rita
Santa Rita
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°52′N 89°6′W / 14.867°N 89.100°W / 14.867; -89.100
CountryHonduras
DepartmentCopán
Area
 • Total292 km2 (113 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total30,683
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Santa Rita is believed to have been founded in 1700, where it was then known as Aldea Cashapa. However, the area was not recognized as a municipality until 1875.[1] Also it has great people as well living in it.

VillagesEdit

A total of 31 villages are in Santa Rita:[2]

  • Santa Rita, which is head of the municipality
  • Agua Caliente
  • Buena Vista
  • Campamento
  • El Gobiado
  • El Jaral
  • El Mirador
  • El Planón
  • El Raizal
  • El Rosario
  • El Tamarindo
  • Gotas de Sangre
  • La Canteada
  • La Casita
  • La Libertad
  • La Reforma
  • La Unión Otuta
  • Las Medias
  • Las Mesas
  • Los Achiotes
  • Los Planes de La Brea
  • Los Ranchos
  • Minas de Piedras
  • Mirasol
  • Plan Grande
  • Rastrojitos
  • Río Amarillo
  • Río Blanco
  • San Jerónimo
  • Tierra Fría No.1
  • Tierra Fría No.2
  • Vara de Cohete

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fiallos, Carmen. 1989. "Los Municipios de Honduras".
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas, Honduras. (Censo 2001)

Coordinates: 14°52′0″N 89°6′0″W / 14.86667°N 89.10000°W / 14.86667; -89.10000