San Pedro Sula is the capital of Cortés Department, Honduras. It is located in the north-west corner of the country in the Sula Valley. It is the nation's primary industrial centre and second largest city after the capital.
San Pedro Sula is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
San Pedro Sula has a population of over 671,460 people. San Pedro Sula also forms part of the wider San Pedro Sula metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,445,598 people.