Quetzaltenango Depairtment

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Quetzaltenango
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Quetzaltenango
Coordinates: 14°50′45″N 91°31′08″W / 14.84583°N 91.51889°W / 14.84583; -91.51889
Kintra Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Depairtment Coat of arms of Quetzaltenango.gifQuetzaltenango
Caipital Quetzaltenango (Xelajú)
Municipalities 24
Government
 • Type Depairtmental
 • Govrenor Dora Otilia Alcahé López[1]
Elevation 7,654 ft (2,333 m)
Population (Census 2002)
 • Depairtment 624,716
 • Urban 344,858
 • Ethnicities K'iche', Mam, Ladino
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Time zone -6

Quetzaltenango is a depairtment in the wastren heichlands o Guatemala. The caipital is the ceety o Quetzaltenango, the seicont lairgest ceety in Guatemala.[2] The depairtment is dividit up intae 24 municipalities. The inhabitants include Spainyie-speakin Ladinos an the K'iche' an Mam Maya groups, baith wi their awn Maya leid. The depairtment consists o muntainous terrain, wi its principal river being the Samalá River.

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  1. El Quetzalteco 14 February 2012
  2. Rouanet et al 1992, p.14.

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