Chisec

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Chisec
Municipality
Chisec is located in Guatemala
Chisec
Chisec
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°48′45″N 90°19′18″W / 15.81250°N 90.32167°W / 15.81250; -90.32167
Kintra Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Depairtment Alta Verapaz
Municipality Chisec
Government
 • Type Municipal
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality 69,325
 • Urban 12,775
 • Ethnicities Q'eqchi', Ladino
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Website http://munichisec.gob.gt/

Chisec is a municipality in the north o the Guatemalan depairtment o Alta Verapaz that wis foondit in 1813. The municipality covers a territory o 1488 km². Approximately 95% o the municipality's inhabitants are Mayan, spread ower the toun o Chisec an approximately 140 commonties. (Thare uised tae be closer tae 240 commonties, but a nummer o these hae offeecially split aff tae the new municipality o Raxruha, creatit bi the Guatemalan Congress in 2008.) Q'eqchi' is widely spoken thare alangside Spainyie.

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