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Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras)


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    • us: Taguisgalpa (Honduras)
    • us: Real de Minas de Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
    • us: Tegucigalpa, Municipality of the Central District (Honduras)
    • us: Tegucigalpa, Municipio del Distrito Central (Honduras)
    • us: Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. (Honduras)
    • us: Tegus (Honduras)
    • us: Tepaz (Honduras)
    • us: Cerro de Plata (Honduras)
    • us: Tegucigucigalpa (Honduras)
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    • Tegucigalpa
    • Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
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    • found: Espino, F. Relación verdadera de la reducción de los indios infieles de la Provinica de la Taguisgalpa ... 1977.
    • found: El paternalismo y la esclavitud negra en el Real de Minas de Tegucigalpa, 2004 : p. 13 (Real de Minas de Tegucigalpa used in documents from the years 1728 and 1740 cited in source)
    • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 26, 2013 (Tegucigalpa, formally Tegucigalpa, Municipality of the Central District (Spanish: Tegucigalpa, Municipio del Distrito Central or Tegucigalpa, M.D.C.), commonly referred to as Tegus, is the capital of Honduras and seat of government of the Republic, along with its twin sister Comayagüela; in the department of Francisco Morazán of which it is also the departmental capital; founded on September 29, 1578; became the country's capital on October 30, 1880; nickname(s): Tegus, Tepaz, Cerro de Plata (Silver Mountain); legally and politically speaking, the capital of Honduras is the Municipality of the Central District (DC for short), and Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela are two entities within the district. However, nearly all governmental institutions are on the Tegucigalpa side, so for all practical purposes Tegucigalpa is the capital. Traditionally, they are regarded as twin or sister cities in part because they were originally founded as two distinct cities. When the Central District was formed on January 30, 1937 under Decree 53 of reformed Article 179 of the 1936 Honduran Constitution, both cities became one political entity sharing the title of Capital of Honduras; 14.0833°N 87.2167°W)
    • found: GEOnet, Feb. 26, 2013 (Tegucigalpa (approved); variant: Tegucigucigalpa; capital of a political entity; Honduras, ADM1: Francisco Morazán; 14°06ʹ00ʺN 087°13ʹ00ʺW 14.1 -87.216667; also lists two other pop. places with approved name Tegucigalpa in other departments)
    • notfound: BGN.
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    • 1980-06-02: new
    • 2015-08-16: revised
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