San Pedro Sula is located in the northwest corner of Honduras, about 38 miles (60km) south of the Caribbean coast. With an estimated population of 802,598 in its metro area (2010), it is the second largest city, after the capital, Tegucigalpa. It is considered the industrial center of Honduras, and serves as the capital of its region.
The city serves as a major transportation hub for the rest of the country, while economically maintaining its base in light industry and the commercial production of coffee, bananas, beef, sugar cane, tobacco, and forestry. San Pedro Sula generates two-thirds of Honduras’ GDP and offers some of the best shopping in Central America.