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Tegucigalpa is the capital and largest city in Honduras and has roughly 900,000 inhabitants living in the city, 1,4 million in the total urban area. The city is located in the south central part of the country at an elevation of nearly 1000 meters above sea level. It is the political, economic and cultural heart of the country, but compared to other sights and landmarks in the country, Tegucigalpa is not particularly interesting, nor attractive for travellers and some extra safety precautions are advised as well, especially after dawn. Both culturally as well as naturally though, there are many nearby villages and parks within short distance of the city, making daytrips when basing yourself in Tegucigalpa possible.
Tegucigalpa enjoys a pleasant tropical climate with warm and relatively humid weather but because of its elevation temperatures and humidity are more bearable than for example in the north. Temperatures average around 28 °C during the day and 18 °C at night. March to May is slightly warmer though. The dry season lasts from November until April, after which the rains start to fall, ending in October again.
Toncontín International Airport (TGU) near Tegucigalpa has several airlines with international connections including TACA to and from Miami, San Salvador and Guatemala City. Several airlines have flights to Belize and Nicaragua and other destinations include Panama City and Houston. Islena Airlines has some domestic connections to La Ceiba and San Pedro Sula. Some other small airlines serve a number of domestic flights, also to Roatan.
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