9. Tegucigalpa, Honduras The name of this 400-year-old mining town means "silver mountain" in the ancient Nahuatl language. In 1998, Hurricane Mitch tore apart Tegucigalpa, the capital and largest city of Honduras, killing an estimated 7,000 people, destroying the majority of the country's crops and damaging most of the highways and bridges in the country. Flooding and landslides have left remains of houses that once rested on the hillside.
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