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Puerto Cortes was founded 1524 by Captain Gil Gonzalez Davila, under the name of Villa of the Nativity of Our Lady, in the area now known as "Cienaguita". In 1526 arriving by sea to punish Don Hernan Cortes Captain Gil Gonzalez Davila. Because of a storm nearly wrecked and lost 17 horses, christening the place with the name of Puerto Caballos, it acquired its current name from the March 5, 1869, being president of the republic, General Jose Maria Medina and its creation as a municipality dates from April 3, 1882. The place itself was not very important by the Spanish conquerors, since most of its territory was marshy, rather established as a port in this area the place is now known as Omoa, west of Puerto Cortés today. The positive development of the city of Puerto Cortes, started in 1933, when the municipality made up of progressive citizens laid the foundation to promote the modernization of the city. The urban area of Puerto Cortes is situated on the southern tip of a peninsula, separated from the mainland by the Laguna de Alvarado. The city covers an area of 7 km from east to west and 4.5 km from north to south. The municipality of Puerto Cortes is the head which has an area of 391.2 km ². 38 villages and hamlets are also located in this territory. The municipality of Puerto Cortes limits: North to the Gulf of Honduras on the south by the municipality of Choloma, on the east by the municipalities of Tela and El Progreso, on the west by the municipalities of Omoa and Choloma. Its location is 15 ° 48 '00 north latitude and 87 ° 57' 00 west longitude. The main economic activity of the city is around the port operations which generates around 65% of employment in Puerto Cortes, such as cargo services, transportation, storage and so on.
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