UTC-6 (1 hour behind Washington, DC during Standard Time)
The climate in Honduras varies between the mountainous interior and the coastal lowlands and between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. The interior is much cooler than the humid coast, and temperate Tegucigalpa has maximum temperatures averaging between 77°F and 86°F. The rainy season technically begins in May and lasts until October. This means that the interior and Pacific coast are relatively dry between November and April, but on the Caribbean coast it rains all year. The wettest months on the Caribbean coast are from September/October to January/February.
Spanish, Amerindian dialects
mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) 90%, Amerindian 7%, black 2%, white 1%
Independence Day, 15 September (1821)
15 00 N, 86 30 W
Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua