Country Profile

Republic of Honduras
(República de Honduras)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
26 October 1838
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
103 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
93 of 242 in the World

The Country


Honduras, located at the widest part of the isthmus of Central America, is the second largest Central American republic. The 735-kilometer northern boundary is the Caribbean coast extending from the mouth of the Río Motagua on the west to the mouth of the Río Coco on the east, at Cabo Gracias a Dios. The 922-kilometer southeastern side of the triangle is the land border with Nicaragua; it follows the Río Coco near the Caribbean Sea and then extends southwestward through mountainous terrain to the Golfo de Fonseca on the Pacific Ocean. The southern apex of the triangle is a 153- kilometer coastline at the Golfo de Fonseca, which opens onto the Pacific Ocean. The western land boundary consists of the 342-kilometer border with El Salvador and the 256-kilometer border with Guatemala. It is located between 83° to 89° western geographic longitude and 13° to 16° northern geographic latitude and has an area of 112,188 square kilometres (69,713 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital, Tegucigalpa, are about 87°12′ W and 14°05′ N.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Honduras History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Honduras
World Travel Guide – North America – Honduras
wikipedia: Honduras
wikipedia: History of Honduras
Library of Congress / Area Handbook Series / Honduras
Honduras Travel
HispanoLink: Honduras


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Honduras.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration prefix ‘X-H’ was used 1919 to 1929.
The registration prefix ‘XH-‘ was used from 1929 to 1960; eg: XH-AAA to XH-ZZZ.
The registration prefix ‘HR-‘ is used from 1961 to present; eg: HR-AAA to HR-ZZZ.

All-time Honduras – civil aircraft register (X-Haa XH-aaa HR-aaa).
[Get involved with the Aeroflight Cloud.]

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Hondureña)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Aviation Department)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no helicopter medical rescue service
Police Aviation (Policia Nacional de Honduras)

Commercial Aviation

Grupo Taca
(Airlines included are Central American airlines Aviateca of Guatemala, Costa Rica’s Lacsa, Nicaragua’s Nica, Taca International from El Salvador and Taca
from Honduras.)

Isleña Airlines

wikipedia: Airlines of Honduras
The World’s Airlines: Honduras

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Civil Airports and Airfields Listing
Airports in Honduras

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing

On Show

Aviation Museums

Museo del Aire de la Fuerza Aérea de Honduras, Base Aérea Mejia, Toncontin IAP/Tegucigalpa

Airshow Dates:
Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None at present.

Aviation Bibliography

Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)

Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)

Texan and Harvards in Latin America (Dan Hagedorn)

Latin American Fighters (Iñigo Guevara y Moyano)

Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)

Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)

Military Balance (IISS)

Air Power Journal 32, p.152-154

Air Forces Monthy 4/2001 p. 78-80

Web Links

None at present.

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