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|Date of Independence:|
|26 October 1838|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|103 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|93 of 242 in the World|
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.
Further National Information
BBC News Profile: Honduras
World Travel Guide – North America – Honduras
wikipedia: History of Honduras
Library of Congress / Area Handbook Series / 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).
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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)
(Airlines included are Central American airlines Aviateca of Guatemala, Costa Rica’s Lacsa, Nicaragua’s Nica, Taca International from El Salvador and Taca
To be added
None at present
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Museo del Aire de la Fuerza Aérea de Honduras, Base Aérea Mejia, Toncontin IAP/Tegucigalpa
Key Airshow Dates
None at present.
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
None at present.