Ciudad Vieja

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Ciudad Vieja
Municipality an toun
Facade o the kirk o Ciudad Vieja
Facade o the kirk o Ciudad Vieja
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Coordinates: 14°31′24″N 90°46′0″W / 14.52333°N 90.76667°W / 14.52333; -90.76667
Kintra Guatemala
DepairtmentSacatepéquez
Population
 (2002)
 • Total25,696
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time)

Ciudad Vieja is a municipality in the Guatemalan depairtment o Sacatepéquez. Accordin tae the 2002 Guatemalan Census, the municipality haes a total o 25,696 fowk.

Ciudad Vieja wis the seicont colonial caipital o the kintra.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jorge de Alvarado founded the second capital here for the Captaincy General of Guatemala in 1527.[1]

San Miguel Escobar[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Miguel Escobar is the modren name for the destrict that contains the ruins o the seicont colonial caipital o the Guatemala region. The Spaniards foondit their caipital here in 1527, efter their previous caipital at Tecpán Guatemala became untenable. The ceety wis destroyed bi a catastrophic lahar frae Volcan de Agua in 1541, an the survivors haed nae choice but tae abandon the steid.[1] Amang the casualties wis the govrenor Beatriz de la Cueva.[2]

The caipital wis again refoondit several miles awa at Antigua Guatemala in 1543.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Santos, Bairon. "Municipio de Ciudad Vieja". La Tierra. Archived frae the original on 12 Juin 2011. Retrieved 12 Juin 2011.
  2. "Conquered Conquistadors", Florine G.L. Asselbergs, First Edition, published 2004