Saturday, 29 April 2017

HONDURAS - República de Honduras

The Republic of Honduras (Spanish: República de Honduras), is a republic in Central America. It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize. Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.
Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, prior to being conquered by Spain in the sixteenth century.
Honduras literally means "depths" in Spanish. The name could either refer to the bay of Trujillo as an anchorage, fondurain the Leonese dialect of Spanish, or to Columbus's alleged quote that "Gracias a Dios que hemos salido de esas Honduras" ("Thank God we have departed from those depths").

These beautiful covers sent to me by my good friend Raul from Clononia Kennedy in Tegucigalpa. The cover posted on April 03, 2017 and I received on April 26, 2017.  Honduras issues stamps in limited numbers but the thematic stamps looks nice. Raul Specially requested for clear postmark and sent the covers well protected to prevent damage.Thank You very much for your great help.

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