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Climate: The climate is tropical, with cooler, more temperate weather in the mountains. The north coast is very hot with rain throughout the year, and though the offshore breezes temper the climate, the sun is very strong. The dry season is from November to April and the wet season runs from May to October. Mid September-mid December, it's cool with occasional rain, and the rainy season is in full force.
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Coordinates: 15 00 N, 86 30 W
Currency: The official currency is is the Lempira. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter.
Economy: Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy. Government plans seek to promote and expand the manufacturing sector, diversify agriculture, improve transportation facilities, and develop hydroelectric projects.
Despite its efforts, Honduras remains one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, and the majority of Hondurans work under extremely difficult conditions.
Official Language: Spanish, Amerindian dialects.
Political Status: Democratic constitutional republic.
Population: 6,560,608 (July 2002 est.)
Time: Standard Time is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6). Honduras does not observe Daylight-Saving Time.