Trujillo is a port city and municipality located on the northern Caribbean coast of Honduran department of Colon, of which the city is the capital. The city covers a total area of approx 957 km2 (369 ml2) and has population of around 62,560 people (2015 census).
- Trujillo lies on a bluff that overlooks the Bay of Trujillo. There are two prominent mountains that rise behind the city, Mount Calentura and Mount Capiro. 3 Garifuna fishing villages - San Antonio, Guadelupe and Santa Fe - are located along the beach.
- Trujillo has received much attention as the potential spot of proposed Honduran charter city project. The idea initially advocated by Paul Romer, American economist born Nov 7, 1955. Often referred to as "Hong Kong in Honduras", the project has also been met with controversy and skepticism, especially due to its disregard for local Garifuna culture.
- Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) landed in Trujillo on 14 August 1502, during his 4th and final voyage to the Americas. It was for the first time that he touched Central American mainland. He named the site "Punta de Caxinas" and noticed that the water in this part of Caribbean was very deep. Therefore Columbus called the area The Gulf of the Depths (Golfo de Honduras).
- In 1860, the mercenary William Walker (1824-1860), who had seized control of Nicaragua, was finally caught and executed in the city of Trujillo. His tomb is a tourist attraction.
- American author William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) spent about a year in Honduras, primarily living in Trujillo. He later wrote several short stories taking place in "Coralio" in a fictional Central American country named "Anchuria", based on the real city of Trujillo. Most of the stories appear in the book Of Cabbages and Kings.
- Trujillo was historically popular for its cattle industry. Most of the raised cattle was not exported but retained for use by Hondurans.
Highlights: Beaches, Fortaleza de Santa Barbara, Garifuna settlements
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