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Municipality of Namasigue

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

In the ecclesiastical census conducted by Bishop Fernando de Cadiñanos in 1791, it appears as the town of Choluteca, but in the 1887 records, it is listed as a municipality.

General Information about Namasigüe

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

  • Territorial area: 200.90 km2
  • Population: 32,702 inhabitants (2012)
  • Date of creation: 1887
  • Patron saint festival: August 23-26, day of St. Bartholomew.
  • Villages and hamlets: 8 villages and 44 hamlets.
  • Altitude: 72 meters above sea level.
  • Climate: Rainy with a very dry winter.

Main economic activity

Cultivation of sugarcane, sorghum, citrus fruits, pineapple, soybeans, potatoes, avocados, and tubers; raising of cattle, pigs, horses, and goats; poultry farming; industries: pottery, mezcal products, roofing tiles, leatherwork, carpentry, and ironwork.


  • Health: 7 health centers and 2 maternity hospitals.
  • Education: 8 pre-basic education centers, 3 basic education centers, 1 face-to-face secondary education center, 43 primary education centers, and 32 kindergartens.
  • Transportation: Buses, pick-up trucks.


It is located in the south of the department, with its headquarters situated north of the Quebrada Seca.


  • North: Municipality of Santa Ana de Namasigüe Yusguare;
  • South: Municipalities of Choluteca and El Triunfo;
  • East: Municipalities of El Triunfo and El Corpus;
  • West: Municipality of Choluteca.