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The CIA Factbook for 2000 lists the following:
Administrative divisions: 18 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Atlantida, Choluteca, Colon, Comayagua, Copan, Cortes, El Paraiso, Francisco Morazan, Gracias a Dios, Intibuca, Islas de la Bahia, La Paz, Lempira, Ocotepeque, Olancho, Santa Barbara, Valle, Yoro
Phil Nelson, 28 August 2000

As far I know some of the departments has flag and others don't. Intibuca doesn't have flag, neither arms, but after some years the arms of the Development Comitee of Intibuca are used by the department autorities as departamental arms. I believe that flags of the departments capitals are used as departamental flags when is need, but not all the capitals have flag. Comayagua, Tegucigalpa (morazan), Trujillo (Colon) and perhaps some others have flag. If I dont remember wrong a departamental flag was published in Estandarte.
Jaume Olle', 29 August 2000

Bay Islands

In the zone existed two British colonies. The Protected Kingdon of the Moquitos (today Miskitos), and the colony of Bay Islands (today Hondurian province). Both were given up before the 1864 Order-in-Council that permitted colonies to have ensigns with flag badges - Mosquito Coast in 1860 to Nicaragua and the Bay Islands in 1859 to Honduras.
Roy Stilling , 26 July 1996

Swan Islands

On November 22, 1971, the US and Honduras signed a treaty recognizing Honduran sovereignty over the Swan Islands, whih had been claimed under the Guano Act of 1856. The treaty was effective September 1, 1972.
Phil Nelson , 27 April 2000

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