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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Honduras - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



9 745 149 (2023 projection) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Honduras - Number format


(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Honduras - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 29th April 2021

Honduras - Languages


The official language is Spanish External. There are 75 000 speakers of Garífuna External, 11 000 speakers of English External, 10 000 speakers of Mískito External, and small numbers of speakers of Lenca External, Pech External, Sumo External and Tol External.

Honduras - Personal names and forms of address


The abbreviation used for Señorita in Honduras is Srta.

Each person usually has a given name followed by two family names, that of the father followed by that of the mother, for example:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez

Upon marriage, females may take their husband’s name as a further given name, in this way:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez de Lopez

where the de indicates “(wife) of”. De usually indicates a married female, but may also be part of a name.

Professional people are often referred to by their qualification, followed by the given name and paternal family name (and sometimes the maternal family name):

   Doctor (m) / Doctora (f) (Dr/Dra)              Doctor, Ph.D.
   Ingeniero (m) / Ingeniera (f) (Ing.)           Engineer
   Licenciado (m) / Licenciada (f) (Lic.)         Holder of a university degree

This in turn is preceded by the honorific in this way:

   Señor Doctor Dávalos

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Honduras - Example address format


   Note: This section last updated 19th April 2020


Honduras - Post office box


This is written Apartado Postal in Honduras.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Honduras - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 18th April 2020

Although we are getting mixed messages about the postal code format in Honduras, evidence suggests that the country has reverted to a 5-digit code in the format 99999. The code consisting of

6 alphanumeric characters in the format AA9999 appears to have been abandoned, purportedly as the two characters, indicating the departamento, were being confused by the postal services with ISO 3166 country codes. In any case, postal codes are hardly used by the populace except where poorly designed e-commerce websites demand them.

With one exception, the first two digits of the 5-digit postal code indicate the departamento.

Postal codes currently fall within the ranges 111-16, 211-23, 311-34, 412-43 and 511-52.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Honduras - Postal code format graphic


Honduras - Postal code format

Honduras - Postal code specifics

Honduras - Postal code regular expression


Honduras - Postal code level of coverage


Honduras - Postal code map


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Honduras - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 19th April 2020

Honduras has 18 departments External (departamentos, singular - departamento):

Department Postal code range
Atlántida External 31
Choluteca External 51
Colón External 32
Comayagua External 12 (shared with Francisco Marazán)
Copán External 41
Cortés External 21
El Paraíso External 13
Francisco Morazán External 11, 12 (shared with Comayagua)
Gracias a Dios External 33
Intibucá External 14
Islas de la Bahía External 34
La Paz External 15
Lempira External 42
Ocotepeque External 43
Olancho External 16
Santa Bárbara External 22
Valle External 52
Yoro External 23

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Honduras


Honduran telephone numbers have no area codes. Fixed-line subscriber numbers have 8 digits and commence with a 2. Mobile number have 8 digits and commence with a 3 or 7-9.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

Properties with value Honduras


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/honduras/admin/ External 20230518

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