HISTORY OF THE MUNICIPALITIES

The town of La Esperanza, Villa won the title of the September 22, 1848. In 1883 received city status in the Government of Dr. Marco Aurelio SotoEl, initially belonged to the Department of  Lempira, becoming part of the Department of Intibucá in 1883, when it was created this, and its county seat, its fair employer is held from November 29 to December 8 in honor of the Virgin of the Conception.

La Esperanza has a population of 9.271 inhabitants, of which 4.357 are men and women 4.914, 6.119 and distributed in urban areas and 3152 in rural areas.
Its geographical position is: Latitude N. 14 ⁰ 15 ', longitude W 88 ⁰ 08 `00 ``, and their boundaries are:
North: In the City of Intibucá
South: In the City of San Marcos de la Sierra
East: In and Mark it Yarula Municipality, Department of La Paz
West: With the Municipality of San Marcos Sierra and Yamaranguila.
1.1.2 Social Infrastructure
The Township Road Network consists of a total 56.37 miles. In the urban area has a total of approximately 21.47 miles of streets, of which 6.44 km are paved, distributed as follows:
- Concrete Hydraulic = 4.10 kms
- Asphalt = 0.30 kms</p>
- Cobbled = 0.60 kms</p>
 -Cobblestone = 1.44 kms

Unpaved streets (with ballast material): 15.03 kms</p>
<p>In the rural area has a total of 34.90 km of roads with ballast material</p>
ABOUT INTIBUCA

The geographic position is latitude N. Intibucá 14 ° 26, W88 ° 10'10 Longitude. North boundaries: the municipalities of Ojuera SanFrancisco, San Pedro Zacapa and Santa Barbara, South: with the municipalities of La Esperanza and Marcala, La Paz, the East: the municipalities of Otoro Masaguara and Jesus and the West : with the municipalities of San Francisco Yamaranguila and Opalaca.


LA ESPERANZA


The departmental capital of Intibucá, is the town of La Esperanza. Its geographic position is latitude N. 14 ° 26, W88 ° 08'00 Longitude. Its boundaries to the north: with the municipality of Intibucá South: with the City of San Marcos de la Sierra and the East: the municipality of Marcala, La Paz, and the West: the Municipality of Yamaranguila.
<p>The municipalities of La Esperanza and Intibucá due to its geographical location as a high area, the weather is cool, which predominates throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 15 to 18 degrees Celsius.
The climate of both municipalities is nice and very suitable for growing a wide variety of agricultural products, mainly the rural municipality of Intibucá. The average maximum temperature is 25.2 ° C and has registradola higher average temperature: 18 ° C.
The relative humidity reaches 76%. The rainy season is from May to October and dry season from November to April. However, in recent years this pattern is changing and the dry season often extends into the month of May and June. Segúnlos data from the meteorological station Glory and six more that are in the area, both municipalities have an average annual rainfall of 1,323 mm which is much higher than in other cities.
Altitude
Have an altitude of about 1,800 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains, constituting one of the settlements at lower temperatures nationwide.
Topography
Both the territory of La Esperanza as Intibucá correspond to landform type B: interior highlands.
In the department of Intibucá the mountains reach altitudes up to 2135 meters, among which are:
The Cerro Brujo, Cerro El Pelon, Cerro San Bartolo, the most important Sierra de Puca Opalaca located north of the municipality.
The urban area of ​​La Esperanza and Intibucá has a predominantly flat topography climbs North from South to West to East.