List of rivers of Honduras

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The Río Cangrejal in La Ceiba

Rivers in Honduras is a list of the rivers in Honduras, including those it shares with neighbours. Among the most important river in Honduras is the Ulúa, [1] which flows 400 kilometres (250 mi) through the economically important Valle de Sula. Numerous other rivers drain the interior highlands and empty north into the Caribbean Sea. The Pacific Ocean coast also receives other important rivers such as the Choluteca River, which flows through the capital, Tegucigalpa, where it wreaked havoc during the 1998 Hurricane Mitch. La Quebradona is a river located in La Ruidosa, Copán. La Comisión Permanente de Contingencias is the body which gives out alerts when rivers are in danger of overflowing. [2]

River Natural flowing watercourse

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of water. Small rivers can be referred to using names such as stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill. There are no official definitions for the generic term river as applied to geographic features, although in some countries or communities a stream is defined by its size. Many names for small rivers are specific to geographic location; examples are "run" in some parts of the United States, "burn" in Scotland and northeast England, and "beck" in northern England. Sometimes a river is defined as being larger than a creek, but not always: the language is vague.

Honduras republic in Central America

Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a country in Central America. The republic of Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.

Ulúa River river in Honduras

The Ulúa River is a river in western Honduras. It rises in the central mountainous area of the country close to La Paz and runs 240 kilometres (150 mi) approximately due northwards to the east end of the Gulf of Honduras at 15°55′N87°43′W. En route, it is joined by the Sulaco River, the Jicatuyo River, the Otoro River and the Chamelecón River.


This list is arranged by drainage basin, from east to west, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name.

Drainage basin Area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet

A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water. The drainage basin includes all the surface water from rain runoff, snowmelt, and nearby streams that run downslope towards the shared outlet, as well as the groundwater underneath the earth's surface. Drainage basins connect into other drainage basins at lower elevations in a hierarchical pattern, with smaller sub-drainage basins, which in turn drain into another common outlet.

Caribbean Sea

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Aguán River
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Tela River
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Ulúa River
Coco River river

The Río Coco, formerly known as the Río Segovia, Cape River, or Yara River, is a river in northern Nicaragua and southern Honduras. The Miskito Indians who live along the river know it as the Wanki or Wanks River. It is the longest river that runs entirely within the Central American isthmus.

Nicaragua Country in Central America

Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Managua is the country's capital and largest city and is also the third-largest city in Central America, behind Tegucigalpa and Guatemala City. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes people of indigenous, European, African, and Asian heritage. The main language is Spanish. Indigenous tribes on the Mosquito Coast speak their own languages and English.

The Cruta River is a river in Honduras.

Pacific Ocean

Choluteca River river in Honduras

The Choluteca River is a river in southern Honduras. Its source is in the Department of Francisco Morazán, near Lepaterique, and from there it flows north through the city of Tegucigalpa, then south through the department of El Paraíso, and the department and city of Choluteca. The mouth of the river—located among wetland—is near the coastal town of Cedeño, on the Gulf of Fonseca.

Goascorán River river in Honduras

The Goascorán River or Río Goascorán is a river in Honduras and El Salvador that divides the two countries.

El Salvador Country in Central America

El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2016, the country had a population of approximately 6.34 million.

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Geography of Honduras geographical information on the country Honduras

Honduras is a country in Central America. Honduras borders the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. Guatemala lies to the west, Nicaragua south east and El Salvador to the south west. Honduras is the second largest Central American republic, with a total area of 112,890 square kilometres (43,590 sq mi).

Intibucá Department Departmento in Honduras

Intibucá is one of the 18 departments in the Republic of Honduras. Intibucá covers a total surface area of 1,186.1 square miles (3,072 km2). Its capital is the city of La Esperanza, in the municipality of La Esperanza.

Neuquén City in Argentina

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Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve biosphere reserve

The Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve is 5,250 km² of preserved land in the La Mosquitia region on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. Most of the land runs along the Río Plátano. The reserve has a number of endangered species and some of Honduras largest sections of forest. It has been a World Heritage site and biosphere reserve since 1982. In 2011, UNESCO placed the reserve on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

El Progreso Municipality in Yoro, Honduras

The municipality of El Progreso is located in the Honduran department of Yoro.

Choluteca, Choluteca Place in Choluteca, Honduras

Choluteca is a municipality and the capital city of the Honduran department of the same name. Situated in southern Honduras between El Salvador and Nicaragua, the city is generally considered the regional centre of southern Honduras and is a major transit point on the Pan-American Highway. It has a major bus station and is home to the regional light (ENEE) and water (SANAA) utilities. The city is located on the Choluteca River, near the centre of the department. An arching silver bridge crosses the river into the city.

F.C. Municipal Valencia

Municipal Valencia is a Honduran football club based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

In Honduras, there is an important potential of untapped indigenous renewable energy resources. Due to the variability of high oil prices and declining renewable infrastructure costs, such resources could be developed at competitive prices.

Water resources management (WRM) in Honduras is a work in progress and at times has advanced; however, unstable investment and political climates, strong weather phenomena, poverty, lack of adequate capacity, and deficient infrastructures have and will continue to challenge developments to water resource management. The State of Honduras is working on a new General Water Law to replace the 1927 Law on Using National Waters and designed to regulate water use and management. The new water law will also create a Water Authority, and the National Council of Water Resources which will serve as an advising and consultative body.

The Choluteca river basin lies on the hot and dry southern Pacific coast of Honduras, and is bordered by Nicaragua to the east. The name Choluteca, thought to mean ‘broad valley,’ originates from the indigenous Chorotega tribe who inhabited the region prior to Spanish conquest. The Choluteca river and its tributaries together form the Cabeceras catchment located in southern Honduras where it stretches over four administrative departments covering 7,848 km2 and drains into the Pacific Ocean. The Choluteca river basin provides water to the capital city of Tegucigalpa with population around 1 million inhabitants.

The Sico Tinto Negro is a river in Honduras.

The Sico River is a river in Honduras. It was historically called the Black River or Rio Tinto.

Honducor is Honduras mail service. Honducor was created within legislation 120-93 in September 1993, and was implemented according to the regulations 004521-A. Honducor started operations in Honduras in September 1993.

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The 2013–14 Liga Nacional de Ascenso de Honduras season was the 35th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional de Ascenso, the second division of football in Honduras. Since last season, promotion was changed from a two-legged home-and-away match to a one-legged match in a neutral ground. The tournament began on 11 August 2013.

Choluteca Bridge bridge in Honduras

Choluteca Bridge, or Carías Bridge, is a suspension bridge located in the city of Choluteca, Honduras. It is an emblem of the nation and the city where it is located. It was built between 1935 and 1937 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers using US and Honduran capital for the construction of the road named Panamericana. The bridge's importance is not simply a matter of size. The Choluteca Bridge is 300 meters long, but it isn't the longest in the country or even in the city—there is another bridge in Choluteca called The Bridge of the Rising Sun, which is 484 meters long.