Transport in Honduras

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A highway in Honduras.
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Toncontín International Airport, Tegucigalpa.
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Passenger train in La Ceiba on January 11, 2005. Engineer tanks fuel manually from a barrel. Colorful passenger car (former box car without walls) is attached to the right.

Transport in Honduras refers to transport in Honduras, a country in Central America.

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Railways

Total: 699 km
narrow gauge: 349 km
3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge: 246 km
3 ft (914 mm) gauge

(North to South)

Highways

paved: 3,367 km
unpaved: 11357 km (2012 est.)

Double carriageway highways are slowly being developed in the main population areas in Honduras, however they are not traffic-selective and accept any kind of traffic, thus slowing the speed along them. The current ones are:

Waterways

465 km navigable by small craft, mainly along the Northern coast.

Ports and harbors

Atlantic Ocean

Pacific Ocean

Other

Merchant marine

total: 306 ships (1,000 GT or over) totaling 848,150 GT/980,995 tonnes deadweight (DWT)
ships by type: (1999 est.)
note:

a flag of convenience registry; (1998 est.)

Airports

119 (1999 est.)

See also: List of airports in Honduras
Main international airports: San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.
Other international airports: Roatan and La Ceiba

Airports - with paved runways

total: 12
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 3 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways

total: 107
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 21
under 914 m: 84 (1999 est.)

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Rail transport in Central America

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The 1990–91 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 25th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament consisted of a three round-robin schedule followed by a 5-team playoff round. Real C.D. España won the title after defeating C.D. Motagua in the finals. Both teams qualified to the 1991 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

The 1970–71 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 6th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament remained the same as the previous season. C.D. Motagua won the title and qualified to the 1971 CONCACAF Champions' Cup along with runners-up Club Deportivo Olimpia.

The 1995–96 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 30th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament remained the same as the previous season. Club Deportivo Olimpia won the title after defeating Real C.D. España in the finals. Both teams qualified to the 1997 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

The 1986–87 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 21st edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament remained the same as the previous season. Club Deportivo Olimpia won the title after winning the final round and qualified to the 1987 CONCACAF Champions' Cup along with runners-up Real C.D. España.

The 1987–88 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 22nd edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament consisted of two groups of five followed by a 5-team playoff round. Club Deportivo Olimpia won the title after defeating C.D. Marathón in the finals. Both teams qualified to the 1988 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

The 1969–70 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 5th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament remained the same as the previous season. Club Deportivo Olimpia won the title and qualified to the 1970 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

The 1983–84 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 18th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament consisted of a four round-robin schedule. C.D.S. Vida won the title and qualified to the 1984 CONCACAF Champions' Cup along with runners-up Universidad.

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The 1979–80 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 14th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament remained the same as the previous season. C.D. Marathón won the title after defeating Universidad in the finals. Both teams qualified to the 1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup. Additionally, Marathón, Universidad, C.D. Broncos and C.D. Victoria obtained berths to the 1980 Copa Fraternidad.

The 1971–72 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 7th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament remained the same as the previous season. Club Deportivo Olimpia won the title and qualified to the 1972 CONCACAF Champions' Cup along with runners-up C.D.S. Vida.

The 1984–85 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 19th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament consisted of a four round-robin schedule followed by a 4-team playoff round. Club Deportivo Olimpia won the title after winning both rounds and qualified to the 1985 CONCACAF Champions' Cup along with runners-up C.D.S. Vida.

The network of highways in Honduras is managed by the Secretariat of public works, transport and housing (SOPTRAVI), through the General Directorate of Roads, which is responsible for planning construction and maintenance work on the country's roads. Honduras has more than 15,400 kilometres (9,600 mi) of roads. Up to 1999, only 3,126 kilometres (1,942 mi) had been paved.

References

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