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Municipality of San Isidro de Choluteca

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

It was a village of Pespire known as San Antonio de Caulote, dating back to June 12, 1723. It is believed that it was granted municipality status in 1876 when Marco Aurelio Soto assumed the presidency.

General Information about San Isidro

Origin of its name: It was named in honor of its patron saint, San Isidro.

  • Territorial area: 70.30 km2
  • Population: 3,556 inhabitants (2012)
  • Date of creation: 1876
  • Patron saint festival: June 6, Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; and May 14-16, Feast of San Isidro.
  • Villages and hamlets: 3 villages and 33 hamlets
  • Altitude: 500 meters above sea level.

Main Economic Activity

Cultivation of sugarcane, coffee, avocado, plantain, potato, citrus fruits, and basic grains; raising of horses, cattle, and goats; poultry farming and rabbit farming; industries: pottery, mezcal articles, carpentry, and blacksmithing.


  • Health: 2 health centers.
  • Education: 3 pre-basic education centers, 1 basic education center, 13 primary education centers, and 10 kindergartens.
  • Public services: Drinking water and electricity.


It is located north of the department, with its center located south of the Pespire River.


  • North: Municipalities of La Venta, Nueva Armenia, and Sabanagrande (all in Francisco Morazán);
  • South: Municipality of Pespire;
  • East: Municipality of Soledad (El Paraíso);
  • West: Municipality of San Antonio de Flores.