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Honduras Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 5,908   Population 2000 (UN '000) 6,417
Area (km2) 112,079   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 6
Number of Administrative Units 3,696   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 2
Number of Urban Extents 41   Number of Settlement Points 53

Honduras Details

Continent North America
Country Name Honduras
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 3.0
Leve1 Type Departamento
Level2 Type Municipio
Level3 Type Aldea
Level4 Type Caserio
Level5 Type Barrio o Colonia
Number of Units 3,696
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 2
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 4,481
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 5,113
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 5,908
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 4,870
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 5,625
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 6,417
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 112,079
Average Input Resolution (km) 6
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 53
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 748,381
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 2,350
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 43,870
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 41
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 981
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 16
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 90
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 3,702
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 871,731
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,106
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 62,381
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,557,623
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 3%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 40%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 54%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 46
Regression-estimated Extents 20
Digital Chart of the World 1
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
2001 population from Censo Nacional de Poblacion y Vivienda 2001, Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, downloaded from: . 1988 population from the Direccion General de Estadistica y Censos,1988.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Instituto Geografico Nacional. Secretaria de Comunicaciones, Obras Publicas y Transporte. 1987. Proyeccion Transversal de Mercator.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Populated centres with 2,000 inhabi-tants or more and with the following characteristics: piped water service; communication by land (road or train) or regular air or maritime service; com-plete primary school (6 grades); postal service or telegraph; and at least one of the following: electri-cal light, sewer system, or a health centre.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
For the following Aldeas (administrative level 3) without matching polygons, their point coordinates were found and their populations added to the spatial unit in which they fall: o San Antonio de Ca?as, in municipio of Comayagua, Departamento Comayagua; o Santa Rosa de Copan in municipio of Santa Rosa de Copan and La Pe?a in municipio of El Paraiso, departamento of Copan; o Armenta in municipio of San Pedro Sula, departamento Cortes; o El Rebalse, Las Ca?as and Las Trojas in municipio of San Antonio de Flores, departamento Choluteca; o El Chilito in municipio Moroceli, departamento El Paraiso; o Las Lajitas and San Ramon in municipio Talgua, departamento Lempira; o El Portillo in municipio of Sinuapa, departamento Ocotepeque; o Rio Negro and San Pedro de Pisijire in municipio Dulce Nombre de Culmi, departamento of Olancho; o Buena Vista and Sorca in municipio of Arada, and Venado in municipio of Quimistan, departamento of Santa Barbara. For Aldeas (administrative level 3) where no point coordinates are found, their population were allocated proportionally among all Aldeas within the appropriate Municipio: o Concepcion del Liston, El Pinal, Vista Hermosa, Col. Brisas del Campo, Rio Chiquito, El Povenir o el Descanso, Union Frontera, and Buena Vista in the municipio of Quimistan, Santa Barbara; o Aldea Nueva in municipio Lempira, Tomala; o Banaka and Guapote Abajo in muncipio Juan Francisco Bulnes, and Nueva Guniea in municipio Villeda Morales, departamento of Gracias A Dios; o El Chaparral o Marilica in muncipio of Pespire, Choluteca; o El Retiro in San Pedro Sula, Cortes; o Nueva Suyapa and La Cumbre de las Flores # 2 o in municipio of Florida, and Nueva Esperanza in municipio of Caba?as, in departamento of Copan; o La Providencia in Las Lajas, Comayagua. ? For Aldeas (administrative level 3) with neither 1988 nor 2001 population, Departmento level growth rates between 1988 and 2001 are calculated and applied to the available year and projected to target years: o In Departamento of Atlantda, Armenia Bonito,Bonitillo,Dantillo,El Bufalo,San Jose de Texiguat, and Satuye; o Tambor Abajo in Choluteca; o In Colon, Campo Bohemio o Alianza,Campo Copete,Campo El Olvido,Campo Guanacaste,Campo Nerones,ChapaguaCol. Agu?n,Colonia El Sinai,El Cafe,El Coco No.1,Finca El Carmen,Ilanga,Jeric,La Brea,Puerto Castilla,Tarros, and Trujillo ; o El Pinabetoso in Camayagua; o Rio Arriba in Cortes; S.O.S. (Aldeas) in Francisco Moraza; o El Zancudo and Nahuaterique in La Paz; o Los Zapotes in Olancho; o Los Corrales in Santa Barbara; o Yoro, Campo Diez Asunohsa,Campo Doce,Campo Nueve,Finca Quince,Las Golondrinas,Nueva Florida, and Rompidos o Los Lirios de. *A 5% growth rate cap was applied to select units before extrapolating population figures to target years.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
Levels and Scales: Departamento de Atlantida 1:200000 713 fb /1985 Departamento de Choluteca 1:200000 713 fb /1988 Departamento de Colon 1:200000 713 fb /1987 Departamento de Comayagua 1:200000 713 fb /1987 Departamento de Copan 1:200000 713 fb /1986 Departamento de Cortes 1:200000 713 fb /1989 Departamento de Fco. Morazan 1:200000 713 fb /1989 Departamento de Paraiso 1:230000 713 fb /1988 Dpto. Gracias a Dios 1:300000 713 fb /1990 Dpto. Intibuca 1:150000 713 fb /1986 Dpto. Islas de la Bahia 1:200000 713 fb /1986 Dpto. La Paz 1:120000 713 fb /1988 Dpto. de Lempira 1:200000 713 fb /1988 Dpto. Ocotepeque 1:120000 713 fb /1988 Dpto. de Olancho 1:350000 713 fb /1988 Dpto. Santa Barbara 1:200000 713 fb /1987 Dpto. Valle 1:200000 713 fb /1986 Dpto. de Yoro 1:230000 713 fb /1987