The boundary between Honduras and Nicaragua was established during the colonial era and mainly extends along a series of winding rivers. International arbitration has resolved several of the historic territorial disputes between the two States, with the 2007 International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judgment serving as the most recent series of proceedings concerning the boundary.

Despite the numerous issues related to the border, Honduras and Nicaragua completed joint demarcation efforts from 1900–1904 and during the early 1960s. It does not appear that any disputes currently exist between the two States, though there are localized disputes between border communities along the Coco and Negro Rivers that periodically erupt into violence.

Honduras and Nicaragua also have an established maritime boundary.

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