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Municipality of Apacilagua

It is a municipality of the Department of Choluteca, in the Republic of Honduras.

Founded in 1831. In the 1887 population census, it appeared as a municipality of the Orocuina district. The district headquarters was moved to the town of Apacilagua. It was given the category of municipality on October 12, 1908, during the administration of Miguel R. Dávila.

General Information about Apacilagua

Origin of its name: The true spelling is «apatzinhua,» an ethnic derivative of «apat zinhuacan,» which means «place with small jugs or pitchers.»

  • Territorial area: 213.10 km2
  • Population: 9,523 inhabitants (2012)
  • Date of creation: October 12, 1908
  • Patron saint festival: June 29, day of Saint Peter.
  • Villages and hamlets: 8 villages and 137 hamlets.
  • Altitude: 115 meters above sea level.

Main economic activity

Cultivation of corn, sweet pepper, beans, oranges, coffee, pineapple, garlic, annatto, tobacco, and lemons; raising of pigs, cattle, and horses; poultry farming.


  • Health: 8 health centers.
  • Education: 6 community centers for pre-basic education, 1 basic education center, and 40 primary education centers.


It is located in the coastal plain of the Pacific, with its headquarters north of the Grande or Choluteca River.


  • North: Municipality of Liure (El Paraíso);
  • South: Municipalities of Choluteca and El Corpus;
  • East: Municipalities of Morolica and San Marcos de Colón;
  • West: Municipality of Orocuina.