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Tegucigalpa
City
Tegucigalpa, Municipio del Distrito Central
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Nickname(s): Tegus, Tepaz, Cerro de Plata (Silver Mountain)
Location of the Central District within the Department of Francisco Morazán
Location of the Central District within the Department of Francisco Morazán
Location of Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. in Honduras
Country  Honduras
Department Francisco Morazán
Municipality Central District
Founded 29 September 1578 (1578-09-29) (442 years ago)
Capital 30 October 1880 (1880-10-30) (139 years ago)
Merged as Central District 30 January 1937 (1937-01-30) (83 years ago)
Area
 • City 201.5 km2 (77.8 sq mi)
 • Central District 1,396.5 km2 (539.2 sq mi)
Elevation 990 m (3,250 ft)
Population (2010 estimate)
 • City 1,126,534
 • Density 5,604.6/km2 (14,516/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,324,000
 • Metro density 948.08/km2 (2,455.5/sq mi)
 • Demonym Spanish:tegucigalpense, comayagüelense, capitalino(a)
Time zone Central America (UTC-6)
Postal code Tegucigalpa: 11101, Comayagüela: 12101
Area code(s) (country) +504 (city) 2
Annual budget (2008) 1.555 billion lempiras (US$82,190,000)
Website Government of Tegucigalpa

Tegucigalpa is the biggest and capital city of Honduras. As of 2006, the city has a total population of 1,200,000 residents.


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