Honduras Essay

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Honduras      Have you ever wanted to travel to a beautiful country far from where your at now. To visit a land full of many different customs and where culture is put into a whole new perspective. Well if this is what you have dreamed of take your Spanish class and fly or drive down to a friendly neighbor Honduras! Now lets learn about our travel. "Size And Population"      About 90% of the population is mestizo (people of Spanish and Native American ancestry); the remainder are Native Americans, blacks, and whites. The population is about 60% rural. In 1995 the estimated population was 5,968,000. "Physical Landscape And Location"…show more content…
Presidents can only serve one term. The cabinet is appointed by the president. The military has allot of the influence in the government of Honduras. Military leaders are completely responsible for its national security policies and they can veto any of the presidents appointments to the cabinet. Military leaders have often taken complete control of the government in the past. "Education"      In this country education is free and compulsory for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Although the literacy rate stands at 73% the government pledges to raise it. The Pan American Agricultural School, financed by the United Brands Company of the United States, is near the capital. "Language"      Spanish is the official language and is spoken by nearly all the Honduran people. English is spoken by some people in the north, and the Native Americans have retained their languages. "Religion"      About 85% of the people are Roman Catholic. Protestants constitute a small minority. "Type of Currency"      The unit of currency in Honduras is the lempira, which is divided into 100 centavos. 6.91 lempiras equal $1.00 to the US as of 1993. Government controlled municipal Bank and national Agricultural development Bank provide credit for developmental projects.

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