What is Tegucigalpa known for?

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as its hub. By taxi As of June 2009, taxis (''directos'') will cost ~L80 for a 20 minute cross-town trip. Negotiating for the price ('''before''' getting in) is expected. Taxi drivers are a bit wild, so buckle up (oops, they don't have seatbelts). Prices increase with number of passengers and late at night. Don't be afraid to walk away from an expensive offer - taxis are everywhere and you'll likely win the negotiation by walking away. ''Colectivos'', like the city buses, run set routes

from one point to another. If you see a long line of people weaving down a side walk, this is most likely a collectivo line. As of June 2009, ''colectivos'' cost L11 person. By bus As of March 2007, Buses were 3 Lempira ($0.16) but run set routes that most visitors won't know. There are common bus stops throughout the town, but are unlabeled. Find a large group of people standing on the sidewalks for the largest selection of bus routes. To know the main destinations of the buses, look on the front of the bus above the windshield. Most buses operate to distinct neighborhoods and link to El Centro or the market in Comayaguela. In the market in Comayaguela you can also find many inter-city buses with various prices and various levels of comfort, ranging from the most common chicken-bus to double decker luxury buses. See * '''Parque La Leona''', is an old neighbourhood in the center of Tegus, overlooking the central park. It is a bit of a labyrinth to make your way up the old steep windy streets to arrive at parque La Leona, but it is a nice park, with a beautiful view, and a relaxed atmosphere. If walking, if you start facing the front door of the basilica in the central park, head to your left, and just keep walking up hill, and you will almost certainly hit the park as long as you continue upwards. Or ask someone in the area. In the park there is a little store restaurant that sells typical Honduran food and has a patio overhanging from the park, with a spectacular view of the city, the valley, and the hills. * '''Parque el Picacho''', is a park overlooking the city which takes its name from the huge statue of Jesus Christ, also called "Cristo el Picacho", which is visible from almost any point in the city. Free parking is available at the entrance of the park, and entrance to the park is a nominal fee (around 5 USD). The views from the park are gorgeous. The park is well maintained, clean, and seemingly not very busy (though likely busier on weekends). To get to the park if you don't have a car, you can take the rapidito bus that passes the park on the way to El Hatillo. The bus leaves from a few blocks north of the central park. If you walk to the end of the Calle Peotanal that begins in front of the basilica, and follow it to the end, through the black gates, past the Museo de Identidad Nacional, all the way to the Bonillo Theatre, take a left there on the far side of the theatre, walk up one block and the bus leaves on the right. Or just ask someone in this area. On the rapidito ask the fare-taker to tell you when to get off for Picacho (about a 5-10minute walk in to the park gate, then a further 15 to the big Jesus...). The bus ride takes around 15 to 20 minutes. * '''National Zoo''', on the same hill as the Picacho statue, with tropical animals such as monkeys, bright-colored parrots, and others. There is a separate entrance fee to enter the zoo. While not a horrible zoo, and worth seeing if you don't mind dropping a few dollars on the entrance fee, the zoo features mostly lethargic animals, the larger ones often noticeably insane as a result of their encagement. The zoo has a variety of monkeys, crocodiles, a jaguar, tapirs (anteaters), snakes, a collection of various raptors, and others. * WikiPedia:Tegucigalpa Dmoz:Regional Central_America Honduras Localities Tegucigalpa Commons:Category:Tegucigalpa

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business es (7.47%), large companies (Big business) (0.28%), and the remainder unreported (9.62%). The city's major economic sources are commerce, construction, services (Service (economics)), textiles, sugar, and tobacco (Tobacco industry). Economic

difficult approach

: www.airliners.net aviation-articles read.main?id 8 title Difficult Approach + Short Runway Challenge author Ryan Bert publisher Airliners.net date 2001-04-29 accessdate 2011-06-29

; The airport is frequently criticized as being dangerous; due to its location next to a sierra (Mountain range), short runway, and difficult approach. Large commercial jets are required to execute a tight hairpin left turn at very low altitude to land on the short runway. International airline pilots flying into Toncontín receive additional, specific training for the Toncontín approach. Toncontín has been improved by the work of the Airport Corporation of Tegucigalpa (CAT), which is owned

numerous efforts

Honduran (Honduras) The Liberals (Liberal Party of Honduras) and other opponents of the government reacted to these changes by attempting to overthrow Carías. Numerous efforts were made in 1936 and 1937, but all were successful only in further weakening the National Party's opponents. By the end of the 1930s, the National Party was the only organized functioning political party in the nation. Numerous opposition leaders had been imprisoned, and some had reportedly been chained and put

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; ref During this period, both cities had a population of about 40,000 people. thumb right Basilica of the Virgin of Suyapa, built in 1954 (File:Basilica Virgen de Suyapa.jpg) thumb The Metropolitan Cathedral, built between 1765 and 1786 (File:23 Teguc Hauptpl.JPG) Between the 1930s and 1960s, Tegucigalpa continued to grow reaching a population of over 250,000 people, giving way to what would become one of the biggest neighborhoods in the city, the ''Colonia Kennedy''; the nation's autonomous university, the UNAH; and the construction of the ''Honduras Maya Hotel''. WikiPedia:Tegucigalpa Dmoz:Regional Central_America Honduras Localities Tegucigalpa Commons:Category:Tegucigalpa

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football (Association football) club, located in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán (Francisco Morazán Department), and plays in the Honduran top division (Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras) at the Estadio Nacional (Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino). The club is one of the most successful and renowned of Honduras. The club was founded 29 August 1928. '''First International game''': On 9 April 1939 against Costa Rican side Orión F.C. at the San Felipe field in Tegucigalpa; Motagua

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of the city, HPM provides personalized quality service at an excellent price. * WikiPedia:Tegucigalpa Dmoz:Regional Central_America Honduras Localities Tegucigalpa Commons:Category:Tegucigalpa

quot stance

, Tegucigalpa (w:Tegucigalpa), where he has taken refuge, Zelaya told reporters the talks are suspended until the other side presents what he called a "reasonable" stance. A member of Zelaya's negotiating team, Victor Meza, said the proposal offered by interim President Roberto Micheletti (w:Roberto Micheletti) is "completely unacceptable." '''Tegucigalpa''' is the capital of and largest city in Honduras. Understand

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; There are several charming colonial villages within easy driving distance from Tegucigalpa: Santa Lucia ( away), Ojojona, Yuscarán and San Juancito. Each has its own distinct character and sense of history and all of them make easy day-trips out of the city. Media Tegucigalpa is home to two of the nation's four most important newspapers:


'''Tegucigalpa''' (

Claimed on September 29, 1578 by the Spaniards (Spanish colonization of the Americas),

During the short-lived Constitution of the Republic of Central America of 1821, Tegucigalpa served as a Federal District and capital of the then-newly formed united nation: the states of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Tegucigalpa is located in the southern-central highland region of Honduras in the department (Departments of Honduras) of Francisco Morazán (Francisco Morazán Department) of which it is also the departmental capital.

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

The Central District Mayor's Office (''Alcaldia Municipal del Distrito Central'') is the city's governing body, 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 with the population growth.

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