Honduras, located between Guatemala and Nicaragua, has a population of over 8 million inhabitants.
The official language is Spanish, although many Hondurans have a basic understanding of English, especially in tourist and urban centers.
Honduras is a constitutional republic, however elections are often filled with controversy and under intense political turmoil.
Over 80% of the population is Roman Catholic, with a growing number of Protestants, now numbering over 10%.
The currency is the Lempira.