It is 6 years compulsory and free elementary school from
the children reaches 7 years. 80% of children start in
primary school. The secondary school is 3 years old and the
secondary school 2 years old. It can either be a preparation
for higher education or pure vocational education. The
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According to UNESCO calculations, 2001 was approx. 24%
illiterate people in the country, roughly equally
distributed between women and men.
Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras; 1.13 million residents (2010). The city
is located in the central highlands in a valley surrounded by mountains, among
others. El Picacho (1288 m). Due. the location at about 1000 m altitude there is
a pleasant temperate climate during the rainy season (May-November), but the
town is often plagued by smog.
Tegucigalpa is intersected by the river Choluteca; To the west of it lies in
a flat terrain the bustling Comayagüela district, which houses the large market
of San Isidro and most of the city's light industry. East of the river up the
slopes of El Picacho lies Tegucigalpa itself with the Parque Central (main
square) and a late 1700-century cathedral, one of the few well-preserved
colonial buildings. The city has a predominantly low-rise building, which is
occasionally broken by high-rise buildings and modern North American-style
business complexes. on the heavily trafficked, wide banking and business street
Boulevard Morazán. The National University (1847) is found in Tegucigalpa;
museums and other cultural institutions are few. To the south lies Toncontín
International Airport, one of the most dangerous in Central America due to the
surrounding mountains and the very short runways.
Like the rest of Honduras, Tegucigalpa is characterized by poverty and crime,
and on the outskirts of the city there are widespread slums. Conditions were
significantly worsened by the extensive destruction of buildings and roads as
well as the loss of life caused by Hurricane Mitch and subsequent floods in
1998. Four years after Mitch, the city emerged with almost no trace of the
violent floods that followed the hurricane. A new roadmap has spared the old
town for traffic.
The town was founded in 1578 as a mining town with the extraction of gold and
silver. It long rivaled Comayagua (about 60 km towards NV), which in 1543 had
been appointed as the Spanish headquarters in Honduras, and which today remains
architecturally the country's colonial capital. In 1880, Tegucigalpa was made
the official capital of the Republic of Honduras.