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Cortes Honduras

by Vishal Kumar

Cortes is one of the 18 departments of Honduras. Cortes has a total area of 3,954 sq km and is the most populous department of Honduras.


Cortes is one of 18 departments of Honduras. The capital of Cortes is San Pedro Sula. Cortes covers a surface area of 1,527 sq mi (3,954 sq km) and an estimated population of 1.78 million.

It is the most populous department of Honduras.This department has 12 municipalities. They are:

  • San Pedro Sula
  • Choloma
  • Omoa
  • Pimienta
  • Potrerillos
  • Puerto Cortes
  • San Antonio de Cortes
  • San Francisco de Yojoa
  • San Manuel
  • Santa Cruz de Yojoa
  • Villanueva
  • La Lima

The main cities of Cortes are Choloma, La Lima, Villanueva, and the sea ports of Puerto Cortes and Omoa. The Atlantic coast of the Department of Cortes is known for its many excellent beaches.

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