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Coxen Hole

Coxen Hole, is the largest city on the island of Roatán, and the capital of the Bay Islands department of Honduras, with a population of 5,070 as of census 2001. It is also the location of the island's Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport.


The city was founded in 1835 when several families moved to Roatán from the Cayman Islands. It is named after pirate Captain John Coxen/Coxon. Roatán was once home to over 5,000 pirates.

Bus service connects Coxen Hole with other points on the island. Coxen Hole Stadium is located in the town. There is also a small hospital, Woods Medical Facility.

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