port, southwestern Honduras, on Isla de Tigre (Tigre Island) in the Gulf of Fonseca. It is the main Pacific port of Honduras, serving both coastal and overseas trade. The coastal marshes abound in wild ducks, and there is deep-sea fishing in the Pacific waters of the gulf. The town was founded in 1833. Pop. (2001) 2,482.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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