The lempira is the currency of Honduras. It is subdivided into 100 centavos.

The lempira was named after the 16th-century "cacique" Lempira, a ruler of the indigenous Lenca people, who is renowned in Honduran folklore for leading the local native resistance against the Spanish "conquistador" forces. He is a national hero and is honored on both the 1 lempira note and the 20 and 50 centavos coins.

The lempira was introduced in 1931, replacing the peso at par.

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