Petén Depairtment

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El Petén
Depairtment
El Petén
Coordinates: 16°54′N 89°54′W / 16.900°N 89.900°W / 16.900; -89.900
Kintra Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Depairtment El Petén
Caipital Flores
Municipalities 12
Government
 • Type Departmental
Area
 • Depairtment 35,854 km2 (13,843 sq mi)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 • Depairtment 366,735
 • Urban 110,399
 • Ethnicities Ladino, Mopan, Lacandon, Itza, Q'eqchi'
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism
Time zone -6

Petén is a depairtment o the naition o Guatemala. It is geographically the northmaist depairtment o Guatemala, as well as the lairgest in size — at 12,960 square miles (33,600 km2) it accoonts for aboot ane third o Guatemala's aurie. The caipital is Flores. The population in 2005 wis estimatit at 450,000.

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