Tegucigalpa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Tegucigalpa
City
Tegucigalpa, Municipio del Distrito Central
Teguz21Oct.JPG
Flag of Tegucigalpa
Flag
Official seal of Tegucigalpa
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Tegus,[1] Tepaz,[2] Cerro de Plata (Silver Mountain)
Location of the Central District within the Department of Francisco Morazán
Location of the Central District within the Department of Francisco Morazán
Country Honduras
DepartmentFrancisco Morazán
MunicipalityCentral District
Founded29 September 1578; 440 years ago (1578-09-29)
Capital30 October 1880; 138 years ago (1880-10-30)
Merged as Central District30 January 1937; 81 years ago (1937-01-30)
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation
 • MayorNasry Asfura (PNH)
 • Vice MayorJuan García[3]
 • Aldermen
 • Municipal SecretaryCosette Lopez Osorio
Area
 • City201.5 km2 (77.8 sq mi)
 • Central District1,396.5 km2 (539.2 sq mi)
Elevation
990 m (3,250 ft)
Population
(2010 estimate)
 • City1,126,534
 • Density5,604.6/km2 (14,516/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,324,000
 • Metro density948.08/km2 (2,455.5/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Spanish:tegucigalpense, comayagüelense, capitalino(a)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central America)
Postal code
Tegucigalpa: 11101,[4] Comayagüela: 12101[4]
Area code(s)(country) +504 (city) 2[5]
Annual budget (2008)1.555 billion lempiras (US$82,190,000)
WebsiteGovernment of Tegucigalpa

Tegucigalpa is the biggest and capital city of Honduras. As of 2006, the city has a total population of 1,200,000 residents.

References[change | change source]

  1. Tiroren (2008). "Meaning of word "Tegus"". tuBabel.com. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  2. "Enjoy your Tegucigalpa Expat Experience". InterNations.org. 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 AMDC (2011-09-10). "Members of the Municipal Corporation". AMDC. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Honducor (2008-05-10). "ZIP Codes for Honduras". Honduras.com. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  5. Hondutel (2009-10-14). "Honduras Country Codes". CallingCodes.org. Retrieved 2010-06-29.