The Country of Honduras: A brief report on Honduras, including its economy, culture, environment, etc.

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Honduras is located south of Nicaragua and on the west of Guatemala. It is the second largest country in Central America after Nicaragua. The capital and the largest city is Tegucigalpa, a word which means "silver hills", derived from a dead Indian language. Even though Honduras has a population of 1,200,000 people, it is still Latin America's 2nd poorest nation. About 80% of Hondurans live in poverty and 40% are unable to read or write. High metro areas of Honduras, such as capital cities and other major cities are harsh places to raise young children, as there is much reported violence and high crime rates. More rural areas, however, and very generous and have much less crime.

Even though Honduras has retained much of its natural environment, it has low tourists revenue. To make up for its lost tourist attractions, Honduras makes up for with "eco-tourism", which features no rides or parks, but instead invites travelers to the natural forest and reserves that the country features.

Eco-tourism is manly traveling to the jungles and rivers of the country without the agenda of a cruise ship or the restrictions of a travel agency. In order to keep the ecosystem safe no matter who travels through it, over a quarter of Honduras is environmentally protected.

Honduran economy is mainly based on agriculture, which accounts for 22% or its gross domestic product. It's leading export is coffee and then bananas, which helped acquire its nickname, The Banana Republic. The countries unemployment rate is estimated at 28% of the population.

Honduras borders the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. Nicaragua is at its southeast and El Salvador to the southwest with Guatemala at its direct west. Honduras also controls many small islands off...