Copan, Oklahoma Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

If you're traveling to Copan City, you're probably wondering if you'll see any Maya ruins. The city was an important center of Maya civilization during the Classic Period. At its height, it was home to around 20,000 people. In the 9th century, it was ruled by the Copan dynasty, and its population was estimated at about 20,000. By the time of the Conquistadors' discovery, Copan was in a serious decline, and the city was abandoned by the year 1200.

Although the last major ceremonial structures were erected, the city's population continued to be occupied for many centuries after. Over four centuries, it took the population to decline from over 20,000 to less than five thousand. By the time the Spanish arrived, the city had been reduced to farming villages. While the Spanish discovered the city during the 16th century, the population had dwindled to a few hamlets.

There are a few indicators that show the level of poverty in Copan. For example, the rate of school dropouts in the city is above the national average. Children who do not go to school often have to work to support their parents, and the enrollment ratio of primary schools is low. The precarious socioeconomic situation of the residents of Copan City explains why few students ever finish high school.

While it's possible to see Copan ruins in contemporary Copan, you shouldn't worry about mapping the sights before you get there. The cobblestone streets are generally safe to walk on. But, you should take normal precautions if you plan to walk at night. You can also take a moto taxi (another type of rickshaw in Honduras) to get around town or to the Ruins. This will cost you L10 in the town and L20 in the Ruins.