La Ceiba


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Ceiba, La

(lä sā`bä), city (1997 est. pop. 96,000), N Honduras, capital of Atlántida dept., on the Caribbean Sea. It is the commercial and processing center of a rich agricultural region dominated by the pineapple and banana plantations of the Standard Fruit and Steamship Company, which is based in the city. The surrounding plantations were nearly ruined by disease in the 1930s but have largely recovered. Coconuts and citrus fruits are also exported. La Ceiba is located at the foot of Peak Bonito (7,989 ft/2,435 m) and is the primary departure point for the Islas de la Bahía. More than 1,000 people were killed when Hurricane Fifi hit the city in 1974.

La Ceiba

 

a city in Honduras, port on the Caribbean Sea; administrative center of Atlántida Department. Population, 35,-200 (1969); railroad station. The city exports bananas and forest products. There are also food and leather industries.

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The statement said that Trochez was shot by three gunmen on Sunday as he drove up to his apartment building in La Ceiba about 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Tegucigalpa on the Atlantic coast.
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Peralta, a 26-year-old mid-fielder who played for Honduras' most popular club Olimpia and who was on the national team, was shot by several men outside a shopping centre in the port city of La Ceiba 115 miles north of Tegucigalpa, police said in a statement.
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