|Republic of Honduras|
|UN Member State|
Honduras is a Central American republic. The nation borders the Carribean Sea between Guatemala and Nicaragua in the east, and on its west coast borders the Gulf of Fonseca, between El Salvador and Nicaragua. The nation spans a total area of 112,090 square kilometres. Comparatively its total land mass slightly larger than the US state of Tennessee. Hondoras was a colony of Spain until 1821, following this it was ruled under the Mexican Empire. However in 1838 it was declared free, and thus became a Republic.
The nation is the second poorest in Central America and has, according to the Central Inteligence Agency, an 'extraordinarily unequal distribution of income, as well as high underemployment.'