Tegucigalpa Tourism

Tegucigalpa (Spanish pronunciation: [teɣusiˈɣalpa], formally Tegucigalpa, Municipality of the Central District Spanish: Tegucigalpa, Municipio del Distrito Central or Tegucigalpa, M.D.C.), commonly referred to as Tegus, is the capital of Honduras and seat of government of the Republic, along with its twin sister . Claimed on September 29, 1578 by the Spaniards, Tegucigalpa became the country's capital on October 30, 1880 under President Marco Aurelio Soto. The current Constitution of Honduras, enacted in 1982, names the sister cities of Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela as a Central District to serve as the permanent national capital, under articles 8 and 295. After a failed attempt to create a Central American republic in 1821, Honduras became an individual sovereign nation. On January 30, 1937, Article 179 of the 1936 Honduran Constitution was changed under Decree 53 to establish Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela as a Central District. Tegucigalpa is located in the southern-central highland region known as the department of Francisco Morazán of which it is also the departmental capital. It is situated in a valley, surrounded by mountains. Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela, being sister cities, are physically separated by the Choluteca River. The Central District is the largest of the 28 municipalities in the Francisco Morazán department. Tegucigalpa is Honduras' largest and most populous city as well as the nation's political and administrative center. Tegucigalpa is host to 25 foreign embassies and 16 consulates. It is the home base of several state-owned entities such as ENEE and Hondutel, the national energy and telecommunications companies, respectively. The city is also home to the country's most important public university, the National Autonomous University of Honduras, as well as the national soccer team. The capital's international airport, Toncontín, is known for its extremely short runway and the unusual maneuvers pilots must undertake upon landing or taking off to avoid the nearby mountains. The Central District Mayor's Office (Alcaldia Municipal del Distrito Central) is the city's governing body, headed by a mayor and 10 aldermen forming the Municipal Corporation (Corporación Municipal). Being the department's seat as well, the governor's office of Francisco Morazán is also located in the capital. In 2008, the city operated on an approved budget of 1.555 billion lempiras (US$82,189,029). In 2009, the city government reported a revenue of 1.955 billion lempiras (US$103,512,220), more than any other capital city in Central America except Panama City. Tegucigalpa's infrastructure has not kept up with its population growth. Deficient urban planning, densely condensed urbanization, and poverty are ongoing problems. Heavily congested roadways where current road infrastructure is unable to efficiently handle over 400,000 vehicles create havoc on a daily basis. Both current national and local governments have taken steps to improve and expand infrastructure as well as to reduce poverty in the city.

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  • Know the pollution level of Tegucigalpa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 86.54 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 95 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 85 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 80 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 80 (Very High)
  • How safe is Tegucigalpa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tegucigalpa.

    • Burglary and Theft 67.71 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 83.7 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 84.38 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 92.71 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 60.42 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.71 (High)
    • Attacks 67.39 (High)
    • Drug offense 69.79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 38.54 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.79 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 77.08 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Tegucigalpa is 92.98 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 29.23 (Low)
    • Climate Index 98.63 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 90.74 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 41.97 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 53.24 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.89 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 34.42 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tegucigalpa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.59 USD

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