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San Lorenzo – Honduras General Information

Although it is not the capital, San Lorenzo’s populated port is the city that most thrives in the southern Department of Valle. At the level of municipality, San Lorenzo gets much of its revenues from the port activity, the cultivation of white shrimp, agricultural products such as melons and watermelons, and also other items such as the extraction of salt and fishing.


A little more than one hundred kilometers to the South of Tegucigalpa, the center of the municipality is located along the Pan-American Highway (known as CA 1). San Lorenzo is a relatively young city. While the Spanish founded it in the first quarter of the 16th century, it was not until the first decade of the last century when the municipality was created. The city had grown to an estimated 27,000 inhabitants in 2009 according to the World Gazetteer, and is in the process of urban reorganization. In less than five years, it has paved the majority of its streets, built a new modern municipal market that is amazingly clean, almost totally re-modeled their hospital, and opened up a surprising amount of public spaces.

Aunque no es cabecera departamental, el poblado-puerto de San Lorenzo es sin duda la urbe más prospera del sureño departamento de Valle. A nivel de municipio, obtiene una buena parte de sus ingresos de la actividad portuaria, del cultivo de camarón blanco, productos agrícolas como melón y sandía, y también por otros rubros con la extracción de sal y la pesca artesanal.

A un poco más de cien kilómetros al sur de Tegucigalpa, la cabecera del municipio se ubica a lo largo de la carretera Panamericana (CA 1). San Lorenzo es una ciudad relativamente joven a pesar de que los españoles la fundaron en el primer cuarto del siglo XVI, no fue sino hasta la primera década de la centuria pasada cuando se crea el municipio. Es más, la ciudad ha crecido tanto, un estimado de 27,000 habitantes para el 2009 según World Gazetteer, esta en proceso de reordenamiento urbano. Mayoría de sus calles pavimentadas, y en menos de cinco años se edificó un moderno mercado municipal asombrosamente limpio, remodelación casi total de su hospital, pero lo más sorprendente es la cantidad de espacios públicos.

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