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Municipality of Morolica

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

Morolica is recorded in the 1889 statistical yearbook by Presbyter Ramón A. Vallejo, and its foundation dates back to 1824. It was granted municipality status in 1843 under the administration of General Francisco Ferrera.

General Information about Morolica

Origin of its name: In the Mesoamerican language, it means “in the water of the sparrows.”

  • Population: 5,799 inhabitants (2012)
  • Date of creation: 1843
  • Territorial area: 281.30 km2
  • Patron saint festival: March 19, day of St. Joseph.
  • Villages and hamlets: 5 villages and 204 hamlets.
  • Altitude: 200 meters above sea level.
  • Climate: Transition with low rainfall.

Main economic activity

Cultivation of sugarcane, corn, sorghum, forage sorghum, sweet peppers, potatoes, tubers, beans, pineapple, and cashew; raising of cattle, pigs, horses, and goats; poultry and rabbit farming; industries: pottery, mezcal products, roofing tiles, leatherwork, carpentry, and ironwork.


  • Health: 3 health centers and 1 maternity hospital.
  • Education: 1 pre-basic education center, 1 face-to-face secondary education center, 22 primary education centers, and 4 kindergartens.


It is located in the northeast of the department, with its headquarters situated north of the Grande or Choluteca River.


  • North: Municipality of San Antonio de Flores (El Paraíso)
  • South: Municipality of San Marcos de Colón
  • East: Municipality of Duyure
  • West: Municipalities of Apacilagua, Vado Ancho, and Liure (the last two in El Paraíso).