|Cerro Las Minas|
|Montana de Celaque|
The Cordillera de Celaque
|Elevation||2,870 m (9,420 ft)|
|Prominence||2,069 m (6,788 ft)|
|Location||Lempira Department, Honduras|
|Parent range||Cordillera de Celaque|
Cerro Las Minas is the highest mountain in Honduras. Cerro Las Minas is located in the rugged and relatively isolated Lempira Department in the western part of the country. A Honduran national park, the Celaque National Park, was established in 1987 for the mountain and some 266 square kilometres (65,730 acres) of surrounding territory.
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Lempira is one of the 18 departments of Honduras, Central America, located in the western part of the country with borders with El Salvador. It was named Gracias department until 1943, and the departmental capital is Gracias.
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It is part of the Cordillera de Celaque mountain range and is given the name "Pico Celaque, 2849m" on local 1:50,000 topographic mapping, but SRTM data suggests that 2870 m is more accurate.
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Celaque National Park is a national park in Lempira Ocotepeque and Copán, western Honduras. It was established on 5 August 1987 and covers an area of 266.31 square kilometres. It includes Honduras’ tallest peak, called Cerro Las Minas or Pico Celaque, which reaches approximately 2,870 metres (9,416 ft) above mean sea level. It has an elevation ranging from 975 to 2,870 metres. Celaque’s terrain is very rugged, two-thirds of the area has a slope greater than 60 degrees. The park is classified as a cloud forest with a mean precipitation of 1,600 mm at lower altitudes and a mean of 2,400 mm at higher altitudes. The word celaque is reputed to mean caja de aguas in the local, but now extinct, indigenous Lenca language. Celaque’s nine rivers supplies water to 120 villages nearby including the district capital of Gracias. Celaque is high in biodiversity and is home to pumas, ocelots and Bolitoglossa celaque, an endangered plethodontid salamander found only in the mountains of Celaque.
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Plectrohyla psiloderma is a species of frogs in the family Hylidae. It is found in the mountains of western Honduras and adjacent El Salvador. It occurs in lower montane moist forests at elevations of 2,450–2,530 m (8,040–8,300 ft) above sea level, and lives on low vegetation and boulders along pristine streams, its breeding habitat. It is threatened by habitat loss caused primarily by agricultural encroachment and wood extraction. Pesticides are suspected to be a threat. Chytridiomycosis is also a potential threat. It is found in the Celaque National Park in Honduras, and might also occur is some other protected areas.
The whiskered yuhina is a bird species in the white-eye family Zosteropidae. Its range extends across the Himalayan forests in northern India to northeast Indian states, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and in the east to Indochina including Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The whiskered yuhina is sometimes found in mixed hunting parties with other yuhina and fulvetta species, but it has also been reported to not associate with mixed hunting parties in some areas. It is described as one of the commonest yuhinas in the Himalayas, although it is relatively uncommon to rare at low elevations. It prefers relatively undisturbed closed canopy cover. It is one among several other birds hunted by livestock herders in Northeast India.
Oreopanax lempiranus is a species of plant in the family Araliaceae. It is endemic to the Parque Nacional Montaña de Celaque in the west of Honduras. The plant is known in Spanish as the "arbol del oro del cacique lempira" for the golden colored trichomes on the leaf and the significance of the native chief Lempira in the region.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Honduras:
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Celaque may refer to:
The Sierra del Fraile ; also known as "Cerro del Fraile", is a mountain and a protected area located on the García, Abasolo, Hidalgo, General Escobedo, El Carmen y Mina municipalities; in the state of Nuevo León, México. The mountain is part of Sierra Madre Oriental, is summit elevation is 2,392 MASL, and its prominence is 1,592 meters, it is an ultraprominent peak, its topographic isolation is about 23.5 km.
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