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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"
Except for two coastal strips, Honduras is a plateau, consisting of
broad, fertile plains broken by deep valleys, and traversed by mountain ranges
in a northwestern to southwestern direction. Most of the country's rivers drain
to the Atlantic Ocean. Forests cover about 31% of the land.
"Culture And Customs"
The Native American and Spanish strains in Honduran cultural history is
visible in the awesome architecture. Fine Arts in Comayagua, the old capital
has long been a custom to our southern neighbors. in northwestern Honduras is a
ceremonial center of the Old Empire of the Maya and one of the most important
archaeological sites in the entire western hemisphere.
"Type Of Government"
The constitution of Honduras was formed in 1982. Under the Constitution,
the people elect a president and the members of the legislature serve four-year
terms. 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.
In this country education is free and compulsory for children between
the ages of 7 and 12. Although t
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