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Jalapa, Jalapa

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Jalapa is located in Guatemala
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°38′N 89°59′W / 14.633°N 89.983°W / 14.633; -89.983
Kintra Guatemala
Depairtment Jalapa

Jalapa is a ceety in Guatemala. It is the caipital o the depairtment o Jalapa; it is the municipal seat o that depairtment's municipality o Jalapa an aw.

It is locatit 174 kilometre (108 mi) frae Guatemala Ceety. Housomeivver, thare is a shorter road frae Guatemala Ceety tae Jalapa uisin Atlantic Heich-gate an then goin sooth (exit toward the ceety o Sanarate). This wey Jalapa is anerly aroond 97 kilometre (60 mi), frae Guatemala Ceety.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 1850, the population o Jalapa wis approximately 3,500.[1] As o 2002, the toun's population reached 122,483.

Releegion[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its cathedral Nuestra Señora de la Expectación is the episcopal see o the Roman Catholic Diocese o Jalapa (Guatemala).

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety o Jalapa wis biggit in a valley, surroondit bi the Jumay volcano an the muntains o Alcoba an Arluta an the Jalapa Muntains. For this raison an its altitude, 1,362 meters abuin sea level, the wather is mild temperate; it is niver too cauld an niver too het.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The local economy is based on agricultural an livestock products. The depairtment o Jalapa produces corn an beans which are the main diet o Guatemalans, but produces fruits an aw sic as peaches, apples, blackberries, bananas, avocados an vegetables sic as cabbitch, lettuce, broccoli an cauliflouer, maist o which are exportit tae El Salvador. Jalapa produces dairy products an aw an is famous for its cheese, especially queso seco ("dry cheese", a drier version o queso fresco) an mantequilla de costal ("sack butter"), which is producit mainly in Monjas, San Manuel Chaparrón, San Carlos Alzatate an Jalapa.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 88.

Coordinates: 14°38′N 89°59′W / 14.633°N 89.983°W / 14.633; -89.983