Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. In the tropical rainforest near Guatemala, the ancient Mayan ceremonial site Copán has stone-carved hieroglyphics and stelae, tall stone monuments. In the Caribbean Sea are the Bay Islands, a diving destination that's part of the 1,000km-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.
The lempira is the currency of Honduras and it is subdivided into 100 centavos. The lempira was named after the 16th-century cacique Lempira, a ruler of the indigenous Lenca people, who is renowned in Honduran folklore for leading the (ultimately unsuccessful) local native resistance against the Spanish conquistador forces. He is a national hero and is honoured on both the 1 lempira note and the 20 and 50 centavos coins.
Today we are looking at a 100 Lempira banknote of 2004. The obverse has the portrait of Jose Cecilio del Valle, "El Sabio" ("The Wise") - first president of United Provinces of Central America, to right; and Choluteca River bridge to extreme right. The reverse depicts the birthplace of Jose Cecilio del Valle in the city of Choluteca.
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