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
Santa María de Jesús is locatit in Guatemala
Santa María de Jesús
Santa María de Jesús
Location athin Guatemala
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
2,070 m (6,790 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Tot15,529
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 built 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 built 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."