Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 16 facts about Tegucigalpa!
- Tegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras.
- Wondering how to say the name of this fascinating city? It’s pronounced Te-goo-see-gahl-pah.
- The total land area of Tegucigalpa is 78 square miles (202 square kilometres)…
- …that’s almost twice the size of Liverpool.
- Tegucigalpa’s population was 1,123,000 in 2015…
- …that’s roughly 2.5 times the population of Liverpool…
- …and gives it a population density of around 14,397 residents per square mile.
- Tegucigalpa is located 3,250 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Tegucigalpa are known as Hondurans.
- Hondurans living in Tegucigalpa enjoy a tropical climate with little temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 21.7°C – perfect!
- Looking to fly yourself to Tegucigalpa? You’ll need the coordinates of 14.1000° N, 87.2167° W.
- Make sure you visit La Tigra National Park if you’re in Tegucigalpa; it’s a ‘cloud forest’ (a forest which is usually cloaked in cloud cover) where you can see a wide range of beautiful plants, trees, animals and geographical features!
- The official language of Tegucigalpa is Spanish.
- Honduran Lempira is the official currency here.
- Honduras welcomed 863,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Tegucigalpa for its delicious food, wonderful architecture and glorious climate.
- Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Tegucigalpa? You can make cheap calls to Tegucigalpa with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 00504.
To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Tegucigalpa, head over to the Diario La Tribuna Honduras website; you’ll need to be fluent in Spanish to read it, though!