San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán

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San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán
Municipality
San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán is located in Guatemala
San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán
San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°55′08″N 89°52′20″W / 14.91889°N 89.87222°W / 14.91889; -89.87222
Kintra Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Depairtment El Progreso
Govrenment
 • Teep Municipal
Aurie
 • Municipality 124 km2 (48 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Heichest elevation 2,110 m (6,920 ft)
Lawest elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality 6,129
 • Urban 1,846
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism
Time zone UTC-6
Wabsteid Municipality steid

San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán (Spaingie pronunciation: [san kɾisˈtoβal akasaɣwaskaˈtlan]) is a toun in the El Progreso depairtment o Guatemala. San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán is locatit on the northren bank o the Motagua River at a altitude o 250 m. It haed a population o 6,129 fowk at the 2002 census,[1] an covers a territory o 124 square kilometres (48 sq mi).[2] San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán borders on San Agustín Acasaguastlán tae the northwast, Usumatlán tae the east, an El Jicaro tae the sooth. It is locatit on the inter-ocean heich-gate (CA-9), 101 km frae Guatemala Ceety.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán's history haes its oreegins in Mayan cultur; its fowk are associatit wi the culturs o Copán an Quiriguá. In the nint an tent hunderyears AD, the Nahuas settled in the vicinity o San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán, beginnin a cultural mixtur leadin tae their indigenous leid (Alaguilac). At the time o the Spainyie conquest the toun o San Cristobal wis foondit, drivin the aboreeginal fowks frae their toun tae scattered dounsets in the muntains. At the time o conquest, the toun o Acasaguastlán wis a holy an sacred place for the Indians. It did no hae major construction, anerly moonds as in Guaytán. The Spainyie uised the prehistoric Acasaguastlán province for their toun o San Cristobal; its central square wis the steid for ane o the pro-unthirldom riots o 1812. Efter Guatemala gained its unthirldom frae Spain in 1821, San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán belangit tae the Zacapa Depairtment unner Decree 683 o 13 Apryle 1908; wi Legislative Decree 1965 o 3 Apryle 1934 the new Depairtment o El Progreso wis established, which includit San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán. Twa o the finest examples o 16t-hunderyear Baroque airchitectur can be foond in San Agustín Acasaguastlán an San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán in El Progreso.

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Cristobal is currently (as o 2011) the anerly municipality in Guatemala reportin a 100% leeteracy rate.

Kirk[eedit | eedit soorce]

The colonial Cathedral o San Cristobal o 1654 is bein restored, an promises tae be on a par wi the cathedrals an kirks foond in Antigua Guatemala. The restoration project haes been unnertaken tae undae damage caused bi the yirdquauk o 1976.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002. 
  2. San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán. Municipality of San Cristóbal Acasaguastlán.

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Coordinates: 14°55′N 89°53′W / 14.917°N 89.883°W / 14.917; -89.883