Pyramid in park in Tegucigalpa


Tegucigalpa (Tegus for short), population 1,682,725 (2006) (metro area), is the capital of Honduras and the republic's largest city. The city is located in a valley of the same name at 14°5′N 87°13′W, and an elevation of 3,250 feet. The name is derived from the Nahuatl Teguz-galpa, meaning "silver hills". Tegucigalpa is also the capital of Honduras' Francisco Morazán department. The city's industries include textiles, sugar, and cigarettes. Edit this section or read more

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