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Santa Rosa de Copan

Santa Rosa de Copán is the departmental capital of the Honduran department of Copán. It is the largest and most important city in western Honduras with a population of 42,803. The historical centre of Santa Rosa de Copán has been declared a Honduran national monument, with preservation of its Republican or Neoclassical architecture and cobblestone streets that has its origins in a prosperous tobacco farming industry of the 18th century. Santa Rosa is situated at a strategic point between Copán Ruinas and Gracias, Lempira, and the Celaque National Park.