Santa María de Jesús

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Santa María de Jesús

Santa María de Jesús
Santa María De Jesús
Volcán de Agua
Volcán de Agua
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Coordinates: 14°29′36″N 90°42′34″W / 14.49333°N 90.70944°W / 14.49333; -90.70944Coordinates: 14°29′36″N 90°42′34″W / 14.49333°N 90.70944°W / 14.49333; -90.70944
KintraGuatemala
DepairtmentSacatepequez
Fundación1816
Govrenment
 • TeepMunicipality
 • MayorSotero Chunuj Reyes
Elevation
2070 m (6,790 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total15,529
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central America)

Santa Maria de Jesus (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈsanta maˈɾi.a ðe xeˈsus]) is a municipality in the depairtment o Sacatepéquez about 10 km frae the ceety o Antigua Guatemala. It is locatit unner the slopes o Volcán de Agua. This toun haes a hicht o 2,070 metres abuin sea level. Its central square haes a temple biggit in the seiventeent hunderyear wi a carvit entry arch. Spainyie an Kaqchikel are spoken in this toun.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare wis nae mention o it prior tae the saxteent hunderyear. Ane o the maist important activities performit durin the Hispanic period in this tounship wis bringin ice gathered frae the summit o Volcan de Aguato tae the ceety o Santiago. The central square haes a temple biggit in the seiventeent hunderyear wi a carvit entry airch.

Fowklear[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amang the fowk dances presentit in this municipality are the dance of "The Deer" and "Micos."