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Municipality of San Buenaventura

It is a municipality in the department of Francisco Morazán, in the Republic of Honduras.

The first human settlements in the area date back to the pre-Hispanic period, as evidenced by the rock art in the locality of Ayasta.

Its foundation date is recorded since 1657 when it was a village of Santa Ana. In the 1889 political territorial division, it is already listed as a municipality belonging to the district of Sabanagrande.

General Information about San Buenaventura

Origin of its name: In honor of its patron saint, San Buenaventura.

  • Territorial area: 64.94 km2
  • Population: 2,076 inhabitants (2012)
  • Date of creation: 1889
  • Patron Saint Celebration: July 11th, in honor of San Buenaventura.
  • Villages and hamlets: 4 villages and 52 hamlets.
  • Elevation: 1300 meters above sea level.

Main Economic Activity

Cultivation of staple crops, sugarcane, coffee, and vegetables; raising of cattle, horses, and pigs; poultry farming.


  • Health: 4 CESAR (Health Centers).
  • Education: 14 basic education centers, 8 pre-basic education centers, and 1 secondary education center.
  • Communication network: Paved roads, telecommunication service provided by Hondutel, mobile phone coverage.


It is surrounded by mountains and hills, located southeast of the Huía Hill.


  • North: municipality of the Central District;
  • South: municipality of Nueva Armenia;
  • East: municipalities of Maraita and Santa Ana;
  • West: municipalities of Santa Ana and Sabanagrande.

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