Tegucigalpa (Spanish pronunciation:[teɣusiˈɣalpa], formally Tegucigalpa, Municipality of the Central District Spanish: Tegucigalpa, Municipio del Distrito Central or Tegucigalpa, M.D.C.), commonly referred to as Tegus, is the capital of Honduras and seat of government of the Republic, along with its twin sister Comayagüela.
After a failed attempt to create a Central American republic in 1821, Honduras became an individual sovereign nation. On January 30, 1937, Article 179 of the 1936 Honduran Constitution was changed under Decree 53 to establish Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela as a Central District.
Tegucigalpa is located in the southern-central highland region known as the department of Francisco Morazán of which it is also the departmental capital. It is situated in a valley, surrounded by mountains. Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela, being sister cities, are physically separated by the Choluteca River. The Central District is the largest of the 28 municipalities in the Francisco Morazán department.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras became the second country in Central America to impose a state of exception suspending some constitutional rights to help fight street gangs when a decree took effect Monday. The extraordinary measures target the capital Tegucigalpa and the ...
Buses arrive in Tegucigalpa with immigrants of different nationalities heading to the United States and taking buses to Guatemala. Footage taken on Friday shows migrants gathering at a checkpoint on the road to the city of Tegucigalpa ... .
Tegucigalpa, Sep 29 (EFE).- Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, commemorated the 444th anniversary of its foundation Thursday overwhelmed by poverty and vulnerability to rains, which in recent weeks caused landslides that have totally or partially destroyed dozens of houses.
Tegucigalpa, Sep 21 (EFE).- The hills of the capital of Honduras, once a mining town, keep sliding away in disasters caused both by nature and people, with thousands of families settled in high-risk areas. “It all boils down to the fact that there is a growth of Tegucigalpa ...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Victims have been found with no identification documents at all and in one case a stolen ID. Remote villages lack phone service to reach family members and determine the whereabouts of missing migrants ... Three people have been arrested ... Perez in Guatemala City and Marlon Gonzalez in Tegucigalpa, Honduras contributed to this report ... .
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – A Honduran judge on Friday signed off on the extradition of former police chief Juan Carlos Bonilla to the United States, where he is wanted for drug trafficking and use or possession of firearms ... through a toll booth north of the capital Tegucigalpa.