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Comayagua

(kōmäyä`wä), town (1997 est. pop. 62,000), capital of Comayagua dept., W central Honduras. Founded in 1537, Comayagua was the most important city of colonial Honduras. In the political struggle following independence from Spain (1821), Comayagua, the Conservative stronghold, rivaled TegucigalpaTegucigalpa
, city (1997 est. pop. 897,000), capital and largest city of Honduras, in a small valley in the mountains of S central Honduras. The city has diverse light industry, including the production of textiles, sugar, and cigarettes.
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, seat of the Liberal faction. The cities alternated as capital of the republic, but in 1880 Tegucigalpa became the permanent capital. Today Comayagua is a manufacturing center and serves as the western commercial center of Honduras. It has a fine colonial cathedral and other colonial landmarks.
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The study area lies within the municipality of La Libertad, Districto Comayagua (N 14[degrees] 47', W 87[degrees] 35') and covers an area of 46.1 [km.sup.2] (120 [mi.sup.2]).
Palestinians can also be found in Tegucigalpa, and in smaller cities like San Lorenzo, Comayagua, Puerto Cortes and El Progreso.
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N Comayagua, Department of Comayagua (Wilson and Meyer, 1985).
When cuppers started working on identifying the cup profile of the Marcala coffee that is grown in the Montecillos mountain range for which the south-western-central coffee region is named after, a total of 19 municipalities were recognized within the three departments of La Paz, Intibuca and Comayagua. Also known as the Montecino mountains in English, the Marcala growers continue to receive rave reviews for their coffee and have been leading the way for not only Honduras as a country, but also for other producing countries in Central America as one of the most successful cases of establishing Denomination of Origin seals for coffee-distinct regions.
The latest of the three incidents, in 2012 --considered the worst prison fire in the country's history--claimed at least 360 lives at the Penitenciaria Nacional de Comayagua, also known as Granja Penal de Comayagua, named after the central Honduran city where it is located, some 80 km northwest of the capital (NotiCen, March 1, 2012).