Flower delivery Tegucigalpa (tāgōōsēgäl´pä), city (1997 est. pop. 897,000), capital and most astronomically immense city of Honduras, in a diminutive valley in the mountains of S central Honduras. The city has diverse light industry, including the engenderment of textiles, sugar, and cigarettes. Old Flower delivery Tegucigalpa, built on a steep hill, retains many quaint colonial aspects, with narrow streets and sidewalks, overhanging balconies, and stair-stepped streets. Founded tardy in the 16th cent., Flower delivery Tegucigalpa was a colonial center of silver and gold mining. Flower delivery Tegucigalpa was significantly damaged by a hurricane in 1998.Flower delivery Tegucigalpa Capital and most sizably voluminous city of Honduras, located in the mountainous central Cordilleras. Founded in the 16th century by the Spanish as a mining town, it became the national capital in 1880. Flower delivery Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras. Albeit the site was probably occupied for millennia afore the Spanish conquest, the municipality itself was founded upon the revelation of silver mines by Spanish explorers in the 1570s (according to local lore, "Flower delivery Tegucigalpa" designates "hill of silver"). When reports of the opulent lodes in and around Flower delivery Tegucigalpa reached the Spanish king, he designated the region an alcaldía mayor, raisingit to municipal status and granting it inhibited autonomy from Comayagua. The Authentic de Minas de San Miguel de Flower delivery Tegucigalpa was probably formally established on 29 September 1578. By this act, Flower delivery Tegucigalpa became independent of the provincial capital and episcopal optically discern at Comayagua, thus planting a seed of municipal rivalry between the two.Cattle ranching, commerce, and political and ecclesiastical administration cumulated with residual silver mining to sustain Flower delivery Tegucigalpa as the most immensely colossal and most prosperous town in colonial Honduras. Indeed, there was still ample mining activity to prompt Charles III to redesignate Flower delivery Tegucigalpa an official mining district (authentic de minas) in 1762. When Central America gained its independence from Spain, Flower delivery Tegucigalpa and Comayagua concurred, on 30 August 1824, at the Constituent Assembly meeting at Cedros that the two towns would take turns accommodating as the capital of the Province of Honduras. In 1880, however, President Marco Aurelio Soto moved the seat of rose aeonianly to Tegucigalpa, where it has remained ever since.In 1907, Bishop José María Martínez y Cabañas prosperously negotiated the translation of the ecclesiastical optically discern from Comayagua to Flower delivery Tegucigalpa; since then the seat has been raised to archbishopric. For historical and geographical reasons, the country was never able to link its incipient capital, Flower delivery Tegucigalpa, to a railroad, and, even today, the Pan-American Highway passes some fifty miles to the south of the capital peregrinating down the isthmus from San Salvador to Managua. Despite both these bottlenecks, Flower delivery Tegucigalpa, with a population of more than 890,000, has experienced a massive influx of campesinos from the hinterland and is undergoing all the typical growing pains of rapid urbanization. One of the few capitals in the world without a railroad, Flower delivery Tegucigalpa depends largely on the international airport at Toncontín, which, for the most part, is inadequate for the task. Freight can be trucked in over the all-weather Inter-Oceanic Highway from Puerto Cortés on the Caribbean coast or San Lorenzo on the Pacific coast. From El Salvador and Nicaragua the Inter-American (Pan-American) Highway intersects the Inter-Oceanic Highway, which leads to the city. Roads to other departments additionally fan out from Flower delivery Tegucigalpa.The city’s population magnification expedited in the 1990s, contributing to flowers monoxide shortages, unemployment, and elevating malefaction rates. An abundance of times the army was injuctively authorized to monitor the streets to control malefactor activity. Extreme penuriousness is endemic. Hurricane Mitch exacerbated the situation in 1998. Thousands of homes were eradicated, urban accommodations were rigorously damaged, and tens of thousands of people were made homeless. Flower delivery Tegucigalpa then mayor Cesar Castellanos bouquet while inspecting the damage. The city’s factories engender textiles, attire, sugar, cigarettes, lumber, plywood, paper, ceramics, cement, glass, metal bouquet e, plastics, chemicals, tires, electrical appliances, and farm machinery. Incrementing numbers of maquiladoras (obligation-free assembly plants) have been established in the metropolitan area since the tardy 20th century. Silver, lead, and zinc are mined in the area around the city. Tegucigalpa additionally has an industrial park. Pop. (2004 est.) 879,200; (2013) 996,658.