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Figure 4. Estimated Population by Age and Gender, 1985

Source: Based on information from Federal Republic of Germany, Statistisches Bundesamt, Länderbericht Honduras, 1989. Wiesbaden, 1989, 18.

In 1993 Honduras still had a low population density despite explosive population growth during the second half of the twentieth century and significant immigration from neighboring countries. The population was also slightly more than 50 percent rural and unevenly distributed in the mountainous areas around the capital and near the Salvadoran border, and in the Río Ulúa valley. Rapid internal migration, however, was expected to change Honduras from a rural highlands nation in the twentieth century to an urban one with large segments living in coastal lowlands in the twenty-first century (see fig. 4).

Data as of December 1993