What’s the meaning of the word Honduras?
According to historian Robustiano Vera, Honduras owes its name to the depths or cliffs
surrounded by hilly terrain, which the first explorers found on its shores. It is said that
when they were able to leave the area, they exclaimed: "God, deliver us from these
depths!" Before its current name, the Honduran territory was known as Hibueras or
Higueras. Located in the center of the Central American isthmus, the Republic of
Honduras is the second largest and the most mountainous country in Central America,
with two thirds of its territory above 980 feet of elevation.