Municipality of Vado Ancho
It is a municipality in the Department of El Paraíso, in the Republic of Honduras.
The exact date of its foundation is unknown, but by 1887, it had already been established as a municipality, as stated by Antonio Vallejo in the statistical yearbook of 1889, under the jurisdiction of Texiguat, until the creation of the department of El Paraíso.
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General Information about Vado Ancho
Origin of its name: Its name derives from the geographical feature formed by the Texiguat River that passes through the departmental seat.
- Territorial area: 84.63 km2
- Population: 4,268 inhabitants (2012)
- Date of creation: 1887
- Patron saint fair: February 2, Feast of the Candlemas.
- Villages and hamlets: 4 villages and 16 hamlets.
- Altitude: 250 meters above sea level.
- Climate: Transitional with low rainfall.
Main Economic Activity
Cultivation of basic grains, sugarcane, forage sorghum, and coffee; breeding of cattle, horses, pigs, and poultry farming.
- Health: 1 CESAR.
- Education: 16 primary schools, 1 pre-basic education center, 4 basic education centers, 1 kindergarten, and 1 secondary school.
- Transportation: Buses that travel along the southern and eastern highways.
Located at the foot of Mount «El Danto.»
- North: municipalities of San Lucas and San Antonio de Flores;
- South: municipality of Liure;
- East: municipality of Morolica (Choluteca);
- West: municipality of Texiguat.
Hydrography: Rivers Chiquito and Texiguat.