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Municipality of Duyure

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

Its origins place it in the La Soledad Valley as its first name. In the national census of 1895, it is registered as a municipality, a status that was given to it during the administration of Policarpo Bonilla.

General Information about Duyure

Origin of its name: It means in Mesoamerican language: “ravine of the coyotes.”

  • Territorial area: 105.50 km2
  • Population: 2,837 inhabitants (2012)
  • Date of creation: 1895
  • Patron saint festival: February 2-5, day of the Virgin of Candelaria; November 14, municipality’s foundation day.
  • Villages and hamlets: 5 villages and 57 hamlets. Altitude: 800 meters above sea level.
  • Climate: Rainy with a very dry winter.

Main economic activity

Cultivation of staple grains, bananas, sugarcane, sweet peppers, coffee, onions, and tubers; raising of cattle, pigs, horses, and goats; poultry farming.


  • Health: 1 health center.
  • Education: 10 primary education centers, 1 face-to-face secondary education center, and 4 kindergartens.
  • Communication Network: Telephone, mail, passable road in summer.


It is located in the northeastern extreme of the department; its headquarters is located south of the Grande or Choluteca River.


  • North: Municipality of San Antonio de Flores (El Paraíso)
  • South: Municipality of San Marcos de Colón
  • East: Republic of Nicaragua
  • West: Municipality of Morolica