Currency Information on Honduran Lepmpira - HNL — Honduran lempira – L
Subdivided into 100 centavos, the lempira was introduced in 1931, and replaced the peso at a ratio of 1:1. In the 1980’s one dollar was equal to 2 lempira, but recently the lempira has decreased in value and one dollar is now equal to around 22 lempira.
The name ‘Lempira’ comes from the cacique lempira, a 16th-century ruler, renowned in folklore for leading the native resistance against the conquistador forces.
Coins are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 centivos, and banknotes are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 lempira.
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