The capital of Gondouras – the city of Teguciguiguilla. It is located in the southern part of the country at an altitude of 1000 meters in the upper reaches of the Choluteca River, which divides the territory into two geographical areas: flat and hilly. The level part was located at the foot of the El Piquiqua Mountain, and the flat part was located on a small plateau of the Comayagua Mountains. Despite its relative high altitude, Téguiguegalles has a temperate climate with persistent temperatures of 19-24deg; and moderate amounts of rain. Sometimes the city is «safe from hurricanes, as it was in 1998, when the strongest hurricane, Mighty MCM, caused widespread devastation.
«Òåãósigalpa» in Indian language, nóutátál means «silver hillsìû». The settlement, founded in 1578 as San Miguel de Tegagulpa de Heredia, was in the territory of a village and in the first few decades of its existence was a center for the production of silver and gold. In the 19th century, Teguciguepa repeatedly tried its role as capital until it was finally established as the political center of Honduras in 1880 by a decree of President Sotho. Until the 1960s, Tegucigalpa was a small town. Its growth was due to its merger with the city of Kamaìagüela. Today, Téguigueguelle is expanding at an accelerating rate and is now considered the third most populous city in Central America.
As the capital, Tejugalpa is the center not only of the countrys economic but also of its cultural life. Most of the local landmarks are in the historic center of the city. The most notable of these are the cathedral of the Catholic Church, where the most visible is the Basilica of St. John of France (1740), the most important architectural monument of the city. The San Miguel Cathedral (1782) in the Park of the Central Park and the old University of Antigua and Barbuda University (now a museum) are worthy of attention, Marasan Square with a columned statue of Franco Marasanu, La Concordia Park with examples of Indian architecture, and old quarters in a columned style.
Multi-museums in the capital of Honduras, Marrasan Boulevard – the entertainment center of Tehéaguegillpa, the pedestrianized Caye Patanal Street with its colorful shops and cafes, and the market of San Isidioro.
- Air quality: 153 US AQI Unhealthy. Some members of the general public may experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Religious
- Population: 1,200,000 people
- GDP: $2,361 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 115V60Hz
- Internet: 8 Mbps
- Best wireless: Tigo
- Tipping: Hondurans in the restaurant and hospitality industry have meager salaries, making tips an important part of their income. Nevertheless, there are no standard rules when it comes to tipping. You often can use your own judgment when deciding how much to tip. Tipping at restaurants and bars Servicio printed on your bill means there’s an obligatory tip included, whereas a propina voluntaria means a suggested, voluntary tip. Some restaurants do not have any of these two. In any case, a proper tip for your servers is 10-15% of the total bill. Tour guides do not make much, so it’s nice to leave a tip. If you’re in for a rafting, zipline, or hiking excursion, a $5-$10 tip is suitable. No need to tip your taxi driver in Honduras. Give no less than $1 per bag for the porter, and $2-$3 per night for the hotel maid. It’s better to tip in the local currency (lempiras).
- Apartment listings: AirBnb
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best coffee 24/7: Workbox
- Best coffee: Dennys
- Best hospital: Honduras Medical Center
- Best short-haul air carrier: American Airlines
- Best intl air carrier: American Airlines
- Monthly costs for expat: $900
- Monthly costs for family: $2100
- Monthly costs for local: $600
- Meal: $5
- Small Cola: $0.7
- Beer 1 Pint: $1.9
- Coffee: $1.5
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