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Facts & Figures

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110 V AC with plug connectors the same as the USA

24 hour power is generated on the Island by the local electricity company UPCO


The resident population is approximately 2,500

At times of peak tourist season and for major holidays and events, such as Sun Jam, the number of people staying on the Island can swell to 8,500.

(Population based on UPCO 2004 estimates and 2001 National census)

Time Zone

Utila is in the Central Time Zone (which is equivalent to UTC (or GMT) less 6 hours)

Utila does not observe daylight savings time


Like any small tropical island, water is a precious commodity.

There is no constant (24 hours a day/ 7 days a week) piped fresh water supply in Utila. All dwellings have water tanks which are filled from either local bore holes/wells and/or the Municipal Water Supply. The Municipality pumps water to household tanks on different days of the week and at different times of the day. depending upon your location on the island. It is not advised to drink water from the Municipality water supply, instead it is recommended to purchase supplies of bottled water. Bottled water is relatively cheap and can be purchased from almost every local shop, or from one of the two local private water bottling companies, Johnny's Water or Island Springs, which supply purified water in bottles ranging from 1 liter to 5 gallon sizes, in addition to ice made from purified water.

Several of the larger hotels also have their own purified water supplies.


See also;

CIA World Fact Book - Honduras

Central American Business Consultants - Honduras Facts & Figures

for more Facts and Figures about Honduras

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