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
KintraFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
DepairtmentCoat of arms of Quetzaltenango.pngQuetzaltenango
CaipitalQuetzaltenango (Xelajú)
Municipalities24
Govrenment
 • TeepDepairtmental
 • GovrenorDora Otilia Alcahé López[1]
Elevation
2333 m (7,654 ft)
Population
 (Census 2002)
 • Depairtment624,716
 • 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 Spaingie-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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