Villanueva, Cortés

Villanueva is a city, with a population of 77,250 (2020 calculation),[2] and a municipality in the Honduran department of Cortés.

Villanueva
Municipality
Villanueva is located in Honduras
Villanueva
Villanueva
Coordinates: 15°19′N 88°1′W / 15.317°N 88.017°W / 15.317; -88.017
Country Honduras
DepartmentCortés
Area
 • Municipality349 km2 (135 sq mi)
Elevation
103 m (338 ft)
Population
 (2020 projection)[1]
 • Municipality177,699
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
153,733

Villanueva lies south of San Pedro Sula by approximately 20 miles. The city and surrounding towns such as Dos Caminos lie on the main highway connecting the cities of San Pedro Sula and the capital city Tegucigalpa.

Many manufacturing facilities and agricultural areas are located within the department. The majority of the population is employed by the textile, plastic, and other factories within the department. Sugarcane is the primary crop grown within the department. The presence of sugarcane production tends to cover the area with a thick layer of what the locals call "el nieve negra“, which means “black snow”.

DemographicsEdit

The large majority of the population are of Latin descent with small communities of Garifino people throughout.

Poverty is endemic throughout the area, with many people without clean drinking water or stable electricity. Power and water outages are common.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Honduras
  2. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of the major cities in Honduras,