Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Central America. Farmers grow bananas, coffee and sugar, but most of the land is owned by fruit companies or a few wealthy farmers. The families that work on the farms have little money and often go hungry.
Most of the people in Honduras are mestizos, which means they are descendants of both Indians and European settlers.
Fun Facts about Honduras for Kids
- 9,265,000 people live in Honduras.
- Honduras has 43,433 square miles.
- Most people in Honduras speak Spanish.
- People in Honduras can expect to live 73 years.
- 88.99 percent of adults can read.
- Wealthy: rich in money and resources
- Habitat: home
- Soil erosion: when soil is left bare, wind and water can wash it away
- Mestizo: someone with both native Indian and European ancestors
All About Honduras Video for Kids
Here’s a great video for kids on Honduras:
This is a video documentation of kids having fun and dancing a traditional dance alongside the beach in Honduras.
Question: Do tourists travel to Honduras?
Answer: Tourists come to Honduras mostly to see the ancient Mayan ruins at Copan.
Map of Honduras
Here’s a map of the country of Honduras and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Honduras! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Honduras, as though you are actually there!