Honduras is a small Central American country  known  for the production of bananas, which are grown in the lowlands along the Caribbean Sea.  Tegucigalpa is the capital and is the largest city in Honduras.  More than ninety percent of the people are mestizos, people of white and Indian ancestry;  they speak Spanish and are mainly Roman Catholic.  Honduras is broken up in four main land regions: (1) The Mountainous Interior, which covers more than sixty percent of its surface and reaches the highest point at 9,347 feet above sea level; it has no active volcanoes, though some of its neighboring countries do; (2) The Northern Coast which is the banana- producing region; it also has the only railroad in the country; (3) The Northeastern Plain is thinly populated and consists mostly of small Indian communities and very few towns.  Tropical rain forest covers most of this region; (4) The Southern Coast is the only outlet to the Pacific Coast.  Mangrove trees grow along the shoreline, while the largest plain, that of the Choluteca River has rich soil that support farms and cattle ranches.  Christopher Columbus landed at Cabo de Honduras in 1502 and claimed this land for the Spaniards.  Independence was obtained in 1821 along with four other Central American countries.  They became part of the Mexican empire, but  eventually broke away in 1823 and formed the United Province of Central America. Honduras left the union in 1838.  Honduras began printing stamps in 1865, but we find few stamps of Mary except those shown below.                 


Madonna and Child
La Madone et l'Enfant
Date: 11/30/1990
Scott: C802; Y&T: 749E


 

Madonna and Child
La Madone et l'Enfant
Date: 11/30/1990
Scott: C803; Y&T: 749F

Virgin and Child
La Madone et l'Enfant
Date: 10/1/1969
Scott: 247; Y&T: 237
Giovani Bellini (1426-1516)


 

Virgin and Child
La Madone et l'Enfant
Date: 10/1/1969
Scott: 248; Y&T: 238
Giovani Bellini (1426-1516)

Adoration of the Kings
L'adoration des Mages
Date: 10/1/1969
Scott: 249; Y&T: 239
Palo Veronese (1528-1588)


 

Adoration of the Kings
L'adoration des Mages
Date: 10/1/1969
Scott: 250; Y&T: 240
Palo Veronese (1528-1588)

Nativity
La nativitÚ
Date: 11/2/1970
Scott: 263; Y&T: 253
Arthur Hughes (1832-1915)


 

Nativity
La nativitÚ
Date: 11/2/1970
Scott: 264; Y&T: 254
Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)

Nativity
La nativitÚ
Date: 11/2/1970
Scott: 265; Y&T: 255
Arthur Hughes (1832-1915)


 

Nativity
La nativitÚ
Date: 11/2/1970
Scott: 266; Y&T: 256
Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)

 

Nativity
La nativitÚ
Date: 11/2/1970
Scott: 267; Y&T: 257
Arthur Hughes (1832-1915)

 

Nativity
La nativitÚ
Date: 11/2/1970
Scott: 268; Y&T: 258
Sandro Botticelli
(1445-1510)


 

A Statue of the Virgin Mary on the Coat of Arms
Une statue de la Vierge Marie sur les armoiries
Date: 10/15/1946
Scott: C156; Y & T: 147


 

A Statue of the Virgin Mary on the Coat of Arms
Une statue de la Vierge Marie sur les armoiries
Date: 10/15/1946
Scott: C157; Y & T: 148

A Statue of the Virgin Mary on the Coat of Arms
Une statue de la Vierge Marie sur les armoiries
Date: 10/15/1946
Scott: C158; Y & T: 152

   


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