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  Lempira Online Research :: Information about Lempira   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The exchange rate was two lempiras to the U.S. dollar in the late 1980s (a twenty-cent coin is called a daime as it used to be worth the same as a Dime (U.S. coin) or "dime").
The lempira is named after the cacique Lempira of the Lenca tribe, a Native American (Americas) leader who fought the Spain.
The capital of Gracias a Dios department Departments of Honduras, Puerto Lempira, is also named after him, as is the department of Lempira department.
www.in-northcarolina.com /search/Lempira.html   (154 words)

 Lempira department - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lempira is one of the 18 departments of Honduras Central America, located in the western part of the country with borders with El Salvador.
It was named Gracias department until 1943, and the departmental capital is Gracias.
The department covers a total surface area of 4,290 km² and, in 1991, had an estimated population of 180,000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lempira_Department   (82 words)

 Gracias a Dios Department -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was formed in 1957 from all of Mosquitia territory and parts of Colón and Olancho departments.
The departmental capital is Puerto Lempira; until 1975 it was Brus Laguna.
Gracias a Dios department covers a total surface area of 16,630 km² and, in 1991, had an estimated population of 37,000.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/G/Gr/Gracias_a_Dios_department.htm   (60 words)

 Lempira - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase
Exchange rates were 2 Lempiras per 1 U.S. Dollar in the late 1980s (a twenty cent coin is called "daime" as it used to be worth the same as a U.S. 10 cent coin or "dime").
He is a national hero, and is honored in the 1 Lempira bill (which is red) and in the 50 cent coin.
The capital of Gracias a Dios, Puerto Lempira, is named after him, as is the departamento (equivalent to province or state in other countries) Lempira.
www.indopedia.org /Lempira.html   (225 words)

 Proceedings of Workshop on the Exchange of Experiences on the use of Milpero Beans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the coolest region milpero is associated with corn and in the warmest region it is associated with sorghum.
Farmers of the Department of La Paz express that this affects negatively in the cultivation of this beans and it causes the market to be limited since the buyers and consumers do not want to buy it due to the formation of rubber.
Farmers of the Department of Lempira express that in the months of August and September heavy winds blow and damage the milpa crops.
www.cidicco.hn /newcidiccoenglish/proceedings_of_milpero_workshop.htm   (2259 words)

Using practical experience from the Department of Lempira, this paper presents a geographer's approach to these spatial issues, one in which the limitations of data, technical and financial resources within rural Honduran communities can be overcome as a step towards achieving greater sophistication in the sustainable management of a basic natural resource - water.
Lempira Department is estimated to be one of the least served areas of Honduras with adequate access to potable water of only 36.4% in 1988 according to census data.
In the south of Lempira Department, Honduras, for example, 79% of the landscape is reported as being deforested and considerable pressure is being exerted on the remaining forested areas by traditional milpa farmers, vegetable producers, cattle owners and small-scale timber and firewood extraction.
www.isis.csuhayward.edu /ALSS/Geography/mlee/LAGPAP.html   (6781 words)

Ten years ago, farmers in the department of Lempira in Honduras could barely produce enough maize, beans and sorghum to feed their families.
The department of Lempira, with a population of 100,000, is one of the poorest and most isolated regions of Honduras, located in hilly terrain close to the border with El Salvador.
The Lempira Sur project was initiated by FAO at the request of the Honduran Government with funding from the Dutch Government.
www.fao.org /Focus/E/honduras/story-e.htm   (1252 words)

 Departments of Honduras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Each department is headed by agovernor, who is appointed by the Presidentof Honduras.
1834 : An extraordinary constitutional assembly reduces the number of departments tofour: this attempt fails to prosper, and the 1825 division remains in force.
Islas de la Bahía department is founded (the islands were ceded to Honduras by the United Kingdom in 1860).
www.therfcc.org /departments-of-honduras-117169.html   (272 words)

 Honduras Departments
I have found sources for the populations of the departments in the censuses of 1881, 1895, and 2001, and more details of nineteenth-century changes.
Lempira: for Lempira (1499?-1537), native leader in the resistance to the conquistadores; his name means "gentleman of the mountains".
The capitals had the same names as their departments, except that Juticalpa was the capital of Olancho.
www.statoids.com /uhn.html   (588 words)

 FAO: SD : Institutions :Lessons learnt in the field of decentralization and local government development in rural areas ...
Finally, the paper draws on the experience of the Lempira Sur project to analyze the extraordinary promise held by bottom-up consolidation of local level institutions, starting from the family as a first loop in the municipal chain for the management of natural resources and the reduction of risks related to natural disasters.
The Lempira Sur Programme was established at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, to prevent a drought from causing a severe famine.
In the Lempira Sur case an inter-municipal association called AMULESUR comprising the totality of the 11 municipalities belonging to the southern region of the Lempira Department was initially established for preparing projects for submission to Central Government authorities.
www.fao.org /waicent/faoinfo/SUSTDEV/dim_in2/in2_050501a1_en.htm   (10353 words)

 OAS Children's Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lempira was basically one of the few native leaders to successfully resist Spanish control.
Lempira (1499?- 1537) is one of the national heroes of Honduras.
Today this area is known as the department of Lempira.
www.oas.org /children/heroes/Honduras/Lempira.html   (165 words)

 IFAD through Photography - Honduras
This woman feeds chickens in front of her house in Yarushel, in the Octopeque Department.
Chairman of the 18-member Nueva Esperanza agricultural committee in Las Tejeras in the Lempira Department, talks about the role of leguminous plants in nitrogen-fixing in the soil with local farmers.
Farmers of an 'asientamento campesino' (communal farming enterprise) tend cattle near Gualjoco in the Santa Barbara Department.
www.ifad.org /photo/region/Pl/hn.htm   (1919 words)

 Gracias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is also Gracias a Dios department in Honduras.
Gracias is a small Honduran town/municipality that was founded in 1526, and now contains approximately 25,000 people (12,000 in the urban center).
It is found in the mountainous centre of western Honduras, in the Lempira departamento.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gracias   (180 words)

 Departments of Honduras -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Each department is headed by a governor, who is appointed by the (Click link for more info and facts about President of Honduras) President of Honduras.
1834: An extraordinary constitutional assembly reduces the number of departments to four: this attempt fails to prosper, and the 1825 division remains in force.
Islas de la Bahía department is founded (the islands were ceded to Honduras by the (A monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland) United Kingdom in 1860).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/D/De/Departments_of_Honduras.htm   (663 words)

 THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS AND FOREST CONFLICTS: International Development Research Centre
Both municipalities belong to the department of Olancho, where land use conflicts are very frequent, and the municipal governments are unable to achieve satisfactory arrangements that permit forest exploitation.
This is the name of a stretch of highway between the community of Limones, in the department of Olancho, and Mame, in the department of Colón.
Lepaterique is a municipality in the department of Francisco Morazán.
www.idrc.ca /tec/ev-68176-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html   (4248 words)

 americas.org - Indigenous Seek Asylum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Five Honduran Lenca indigenous women from Lempira department entered the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa on April 29 to seek asylum, arguing that they are being persecuted by the Honduran government.
Another 20 Lenca community members remained outside the Brazilian embassy, carrying signs against the Honduran government in solidarity with the five women.
Bejarano explained that the protest was in response to incidents in which soldiers attacked the community of Montaña Verde, Gracias municipality, Lempira department, and tortured four local leaders.
www.americas.org /item_14613   (205 words)

 Knowledge King - Departments of Honduras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Central American nation of Honduras is divided into 18 departments (departamentos).
The government of each department is headed by a governor appointed by the President of Honduras.
department capital: Santa Rosa de Copan; also includes the Pre-Columbian ruins of Copan
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/d/de/departments_of_honduras.html   (74 words)

 HONDURAN INTERNATIONAL DONOR HIGHLIGHTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Among those are the installation of electric energy and the donation of an ambulance to serve five localities in the Department of Lempira, in western Honduras.
The Swedish firm Skanska is involved to two other bridge projects: one over the Bonito River in La Ceiba, Atlantida Department, and the 90 meter Yarumuela bridge in the southwestern department of La Paz, on the Salvadoran border.
In the Dark: Residents of a recently inaugurated Norwegian-funded housing project in Choluteca Department complain that the Honduran National Electric Company (ENEE) is not supplying electricity to the houses.
www.usmission.hn /mission/sections/eco_05.htm   (1922 words)

 Community-based food and nutrition programmes
As far as specific data on nutrition for the Department of Lempira, several documents simply mention that the situation is critical especially for boys, girls and women, but no quantitative data are given.
In the 90 communities across the 20 municipalities in the southern area of the Department of Lempira, there are community groups that PROLESUR knows and supports, the majority of which (60 percent) have been created by PROLESUR for the purpose of responding to its offer of assistance.
There are many advantages to the new farming system: The yields have almost doubled; less labour is required to establish and maintain the plots; the soil retains moisture better, enabling crops to withstand the regular drought that afflicts the area and minimizing the risk of erosion and landslides.
www.fao.org /DOCREP/006/Y5030E/y5030e19.htm   (8290 words)

This is an allusion to the El Salvador's stated goal to reach the Honduran Caribbean coast during their offensive.
The Pre-Columbian city of Copán is a locale in extreme western Honduras, in the Copán Department, near to the Guatemalan border.
Note: Some of these articles are based on text from the CIA World Factbook 2000 and the U.S. Department of State website.
creekin.net /n81-honduras.html   (1318 words)

 Tash's pictures from Colombia
Southern Lempira department is not exactly touristed, and appears as a footnoted "off-the-beaten-track" destination for "bean-lovers only" in guidebooks, if it appears at all.
The department was named for the indigenous hero, Lempira, who was a Lenca warrior.
Lempira Day in July is the biggest local festival of the year.
internal.physics.uwa.edu.au /~schediwy/natasha/Honduras/summer.html   (498 words)

 Lempira Department - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lempira Department - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This Central America location article is a stub.
This page was last modified 22:16, 20 May 2005.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Lempira_department   (99 words)

 Lempira Department -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lempira Department -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The departmental capital is (Click link for more info and facts about Gracias) Gracias.
The department covers a total surface area of 4,290
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/L/Le/Lempira_department.htm   (41 words)

 Honduras This Week Cultural 
For example, in the department of Lempira, the figure rose from 61.3 to 71.4 percent, in Valle, from 58.9 to 66.9, and in Copan, from 59 to 67.9 percent.
The community of Opalaca, Intibuca, one of the poorest departments of Honduras, held a demonstration demanding the decentralization of the public education system in their municipality, thus, taking responsibility for the improvement of education in their community if given the ability to manage it.
Intibuca is one of the poorest departments in the country with all indicators below national averages, it has one of the lowest levels of human development.
www.marrder.com /htw/2003jan/cultural.htm   (10542 words)

 Guardlife Vol. 27 No. 2
They are responsible for transporting supplies, materiel, and equipment to a base camp in Lempira Department (Province), and, from there, serviced five construction sites in remote mountain villages.
In January, the 253rd hauled in all of the material to construct the camp in Lempira from the Port of LaCeiba eight hours away.
As the mission to build schools was completed and the camp was dismantled, truckers from the 50th Main Support Battalion replaced the 253rd truckers and helped haul the containers and equipment back to the port for shipment back to the United States.
www.state.nj.us /military/publications/guardlife/volume27n2/exportingdemocracy.htm   (635 words)

 Proud Spanish Legacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Another interesting Lenca center is the town of Gracias, capital of the western department of Lempira and one of Honduras' best preserved colonial towns.
Another stop on the Lenca Trail is the city of La Esperanza, the highest city in Honduras and capital of the mostly Lenca department of Intibuca.
Another interesting excursion in Lenca land is a visit to Guajiquiro, a tiny municipality in the department of La Paz.
www.explorehonduras.com /colonial.htm   (797 words)

 New Jersey Army National Guard Serving At Home And Abroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Right now there are Guard soldiers in Italy working on Army equipment bound for Bosnia, in Honduras supporting soldiers constructing schools and clinics, and in the desert in California providing the opposing forces for an active Army brigade.
A task force of National Guard soldiers from several states, Marine reservists from Missouri, and Navy Seabees are building six schools, four clinics, and four latrines in rural villages in the mountains of Honduras.
The NJ medics are providing medical care for the joint task force in Lempira -- where the temperatures are routinely over 100 degrees -- as well as providing much needed assistance to the Honduran population.
www.ngb.army.mil /news/2001/04/03/newjersey.shtml   (668 words)

 Colonial City of Gracias Honduras
Capital of the department of Lempira, in Western Honduras, Gracias is accessible from Copan via the Western Highway towards Santa Rosa de Copan.
The department of Lempira takes its name from one of the first Honduran heroes, Lempira, who gave heroic resistance to the Spanish conquerors in the early 1500’s.
The National hero is remembered each July 12-20 in the city of Gracias, when traditional dances, parades and civic activities are observed.
www.hondurastips.honduras.com /english/gracias.htm   (686 words)

 [cssn] Weekly News Update #582, 3/25/01 (fwd)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The protesters, residents of the Montana Verde community in Lempira department, are demanding the release of Felipe Bejarano and the suspension of arrest orders against eight other community members who are charged with carrying out threats and other actions against landowners.
At a meeting on Mar. 16 or 17 in the rebel-controlled southern demilitarized zone, FARC leaders told relatives of the murdered youths that the killing was a mistake and promised that it will be investigated according to the internal rules of the FARC.
The six young men and three young women had traveled to the Purace National Park in Cauca department in early February; they were killed sometime between Feb. 7 and 11, and their bodies were later found tossed into a deep canyon in the park.
www.ccnmtl.columbia.edu /cu/cssn/cssn-list/2001/03/00118.html   (5249 words)

 Global Exchange : Community Member Shot
On June 5, paramilitaries stabbed and wounded Feliciano Pineda, a leader of the Montaña Verde community in Gracias municipality, Lempira department in western Honduras.
Pineda was left in critical condition with stab wounds to his face, neck, back, sides and hands, and a blow to his spine.
Community members took Pineda to a hospital in Tegucigalpa, but despite his precarious state of health, agents from the General Department of Criminal Investigation (DGIC) transferred him in chains to the regional jail in Gracias, where he remains.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/americas/honduras/3292.html   (373 words)

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