San Marcos Depairtment

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Location o San Marcos athin Guatemala

San Marcos is a depairtment in Guatemala. The caipital is the ceety o San Marcos.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The depairtment o San Marcos is dividit intae 29 municipalities:[1]

Municipality[2] Ethnicity Population[2][nb 1] Festival[3] Altitude[4] Extent[4]
Ayutla 27,435 1st Friday of Lent 24 metres (79 ft) 204 square kilometres (79 sq mi)
Catarina 24,561 25 November 233 metres (764 ft) 76 square kilometres (29 sq mi)
Comitancillo 46,371 3 May 2,280 metres (7,480 ft) 113 square kilometres (44 sq mi)
Concepción Tutuapa 49,363 8 December 2,910 metres (9,550 ft) 176 square kilometres (68 sq mi)
El Quetzal 18,979 12 November & 6 January 940 metres (3,080 ft) 88 square kilometres (34 sq mi)
El Rodeo 14,125 19 March 700 metres (2,300 ft) 81 square kilometres (31 sq mi)
El Tumbador 35,501 6 January 920 metres (3,020 ft) 84 square kilometres (32 sq mi)
Esquipulas Palo Gordo 8,613 15 January 2,474 metres (8,117 ft) 21 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi)
Ixchiguan 20,324 5th Friday of Lent, 23 January & 29 July 3,200 metres (10,500 ft) 183 square kilometres (71 sq mi)
La Reforma 14,623 1 January 1,139 metres (3,737 ft) 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi)
Malacatán 70,834 13 December 390 metres (1,280 ft) 204 square kilometres (79 sq mi)
Nuevo Progreso 26,140 12 December 660 metres (2,170 ft) 140 square kilometres (54 sq mi)
Ocos 29,257 3 metres (9.8 ft) 205 square kilometres (79 sq mi)
Pajapita 16,600 8 December 97 metres (318 ft) 84 square kilometres (32 sq mi)
Río Blanco Mam[5] 4,872 8 July[5] 2,650 metres (8,690 ft) 21 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi)
San Antonio Sacatepéquez 14,658 17 January 2,338 metres (7,671 ft) 79 square kilometres (31 sq mi)
San Cristóbal Cucho 13,928 29 July 2,350 metres (7,710 ft) 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi)
San José Ojetenam 16,541 19 March 3,050 metres (10,010 ft) 37 square kilometres (14 sq mi)
San Lorenzo 9,714 10 August 1,620 metres (5,310 ft) 25 square kilometres (9.7 sq mi)
San Marcos 36,325 25 April 2,397 metres (7,864 ft) 121 square kilometres (47 sq mi)
San Miguel Ixtahuacán 29,658 29 September 2,050 metres (6,730 ft) 184 square kilometres (71 sq mi)
San Pablo 36,535 25 January 610 metres (2,000 ft) 124 square kilometres (48 sq mi)
San Pedro Sacatepéquez 58,005 29 June 2,330 metres (7,640 ft) 253 square kilometres (98 sq mi)
San Rafael Pie de La Cuesta 13,072 24 October 1,038 metres (3,406 ft) 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi)
Sibinal 13,268 29 September 2,510 metres (8,230 ft) 176 square kilometres (68 sq mi)
Sipacapa 14,043 24 August 1,970 metres (6,460 ft) 152 square kilometres (59 sq mi)
Tacaná 62,620 15 August 2,410 metres (7,910 ft) 302 square kilometres (117 sq mi)
Tajumulco 41,308 8 July 2,050 metres (6,730 ft) 300 square kilometres (120 sq mi)
Tejutla 27,672 25 July 2,520 metres (8,270 ft) 142 square kilometres (55 sq mi)

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sunset at Tilapa beach, Ocos, San Marcos

The main tourist attractions o the San Marcos depairtment are its various Paceefic beaches.[6] Ither attractions include thermal baths an the caves o Castalia.[6]

Notes an references[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 2002 census.

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