San Pedro Sula


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San Pedro Sula

(säm pā`thrō so͞o`lä), city (1997 est. pop. 417,000), capital of Cortés dept., NW Honduras. It is the second largest city in the country. San Pedro Sula and Puerto Cortés are the principal ports of Honduras and serve the northwestern banana and sugar plantations. San Pedro Sula is the major industrial and commercial city of Honduras, with a wide variety of light industries. The city was significantly damaged by hurricanes in 1974 and 1998.
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San Pedro Sula

 

a city in northwestern Honduras, capital of the department of Cortés. Population, 133,700 (1973). San Pedro Sula is a railroad junction and the commercial center of an agricultural region producing bananas and sugarcane. Its industry includes food processing (sugar and canned goods) and the production of textiles and building materials.

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San Pedro Sula

a city in NW Honduras: the country's chief industrial centre. Pop.: 610 000 (2005 est.)
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Consular Agency in San Pedro Sula is located on the eleventh floor of the Banco Atlantida building (across from Central Park).
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The Honduran president maintained that it is urgent "to confront the symbols of violence that are weighing down many of our societies," and that the San Pedro Sula meeting should be a opportune moment for "confronting the causes, finding peaceful solutions, preventing conflicts, and combating violence: this should be our mare objective," he said.
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In an undated report posted on the website of Central America Today, a project of the University of San Pedro Sula (Honduras), the average growth rate of Costa Rica's Index of Economic Activity was registered at 6.7 percent.
It plans to extend the service to San Pedro Sula city, with capacity for 25,000, 60-90 days after the first launch.
Bidders logged on from Taiwan to Vancouver hoping to purchase one of the coffees chosen during the last international cupping competition held in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
They also recovered 20 homemade bombs and a revolver during the cell's renovation on Friday in San Pedro Sula, north of the capital Tegucigalpa.
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