La Lima

La Lima is a municipality in the Honduran department of Cortés.

It is home to the corporate headquarters of the Tela Railroad Company, a subsidiary of Chiquita Brand. The city is divided into two cities by river Chamelecon: La Lima Vieja, located on the western side of the River and La Lima Nueva, located on the eastern side of the river. Its people are known as "limeños." For many years La Lima was a city and under the municipality of San Pedro Sula.

When La Lima split from the municipality of San Pedro Sula, Fernando Ching Navarro was part of the committee in charge of the creation of the municipality of La Lima. When the municipality was created, he went on to become the first major of La Lima; he took office in 1982 and his term ended in 1986. Mr. Fernando Ching died on January 17, 2009 at the age of 84. His restaurant "Pollos La Canasta" which he established since 1969 is still running in Lima Vieja.

La Lima has a strong international presence with the FHIA (Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola) plant laboratories,known before as "La Quimica" and the American Zone (La Zona Americana) built by the Chiquita banana company in the 1950s in order to provide housing for its first class employees e.g.: President, Vice-President, Managers, Ingeneers, Agronomists. The "American Zone" nowadays has a large number of foreigners still living there. In "the American Zone",is located the EILL, Escuela Internacional La Lima.

La Lima has one of the largest golf courses in Central America.

La Lima is also known as "Little New York", because during years its been said that if you were a great dancer, you had to be from La Lima. Also a large population of limeños have residency in New York City, especially The Bronx and Brooklyn. Most of these people come from the "Colonia Sitraterco". Recently, a large amount of limeños have been arriving to Miami. La Lima is a city where you can walk and see the many activities done in the "centro".

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    The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At last, some curious traveller from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul’s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)