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Municipality of Soledad

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

It is known that it belonged to the district of Texiguat and was part of the department of Tegucigalpa, as confirmed in the 1887 census. Its incorporation into the department of El Paraíso took place in 1886, as it already appears as a municipality in Antonio Vallejo’s statistical yearbook of 1889.

General Information about Soledad

Origin of its name: Named in honor of the Virgin of Solitude.

  • Territorial area: 169.15 km2
  • Population: 10,215 inhabitants (2012)
  • Date of creation: July 10, 1826
  • Patron saint fair: January 25-27, in honor of the Virgin of Solitude.
  • Villages and hamlets: 7 villages and 108 hamlets.
  • Altitude: 325 meters above sea level.
  • Climate: Transitional with low rainfall.

Main Economic Activity

Cultivation of basic grains, coffee, sugarcane, vegetables, and tobacco; breeding of cattle, horses, and pigs; poultry farming.


  • Health: 1 CESAMO and 6 CESAR.
  • Education: Primary schools and high schools.


Situated on a small plain, surrounded by hills and mountains, on the right bank of the river bearing its name.


  • North: municipality of Nueva Armenia (Francisco Morazán);
  • South: municipality of Orocuina (Choluteca);
  • East: municipalities of Texiguat and Liure;
  • West: municipalities of San Isidro and Pespire (both in Choluteca).

Hydrography: Rivers Cañas, Hondo, and San Lorenzo.

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