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Municipality of San Lucas

It is a municipality in the Department of El Paraíso, in the Republic of Honduras.

It was founded in 1583 under the jurisdiction of the parish of Texiguat, as confirmed in the population census of 1791. It was designated as a municipality on August 2, 1875, and on October 28, 1886, it became part of the department of El Paraíso.

General Information about San Lucas

Origin of its name: It was named after the devotion of its early settlers to their patron saint, Saint Luke.

  • Territorial area: 123.27 km2
  • Population: 8,075 inhabitants (2012)
  • Date of creation: August 2, 1875
  • Patron saint fair: January 15, feast day of the Lord of Esquipulas; and October 18, feast day of Saint Luke.
  • Villages and hamlets: 9 villages and 77 hamlets.
  • Altitude: 1,270 meters above sea level.
  • Climate: Low rainfall with a dry winter.

Main Economic Activity

Cultivation of basic grains, fruits, and vegetables; breeding of cattle, horses, and pigs; poultry farming.


Surrounded by mountains and hills, it borders the southwest corner of the Francisco Morazán department.


  • North: municipality of Güinope;
  • South: municipalities of Texiguat and Vado Ancho;
  • East: municipalities of San Antonio de Flores and Oropolí;
  • West: municipalities of Yauyupe and Maraita (Francisco Morazán).

Hydrography: Dolores and San Sebastián rivers.

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