Tegucigalpa


Te·gu·ci·gal·pa

geographical name \tə-ˌgü-sə-ˈgal-pə, tā-ˌgü-sē-ˈgäl-pä\

Definition of TEGUCIGALPA

city of Honduras pop 879,000

Tegucigalpa

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2001: 769,061), capital of Honduras. Located on hilly terrain hemmed in by mountains, it was founded in 1578 as a gold- and silver-mining centre. It was made the permanent capital of Honduras in 1880. It produces textiles and sugar. Principal buildings include the presidential and legislative palaces, the National University of Honduras (1847), and an 18th-century cathedral.

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