Santiago Atitlán

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For the ceety bi this name in Oaxaca, Mexico, see Santiago Atitlán, Oaxaca.
Santiago Atitlán
Ceety
panorama o Lago Atitlan an Santiago
Santiago (on right) an Lago Atitlan frae Volcan San Pedro
Location map o Santiago Atitlan
Location map o Santiago Atitlan
Santiago Atitlán
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°38′N 91°14′W / 14.633°N 91.233°W / 14.633; -91.233Coordinates: 14°38′N 91°14′W / 14.633°N 91.233°W / 14.633; -91.233
Kintra Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Depairtment Sololá
Elevation [1] 1,567 m (5,141 ft)
Heichest elevation[1] 3,516 m (11,535 ft)
Lawest elevation[1] 1,562 m (5,125 ft)
Time zone Central Time (UTC-6)
Country calling code 502

Santiago Atitlán (Spaingie pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo atiˈtlan]) is a municipality in the Sololá depairtment o Guatemala. The toun is situatit on Lago de Atitlán, which haes a elevation o 5,105 feet (1,556 m). The toun sits on a bay o Lago Atitlan atween twa volcanos. Volcan San Pedro rises tae 2,846 metres (9,337 ft) wast o toun; Volcan Toliman rises tae 3,144 metres (10,315 ft) sootheast o toun. Volcan Atitlan, wi a summit o 3,516 metres (11,535 ft), is sooth-sootheast o toun.[1] Santiago Atitlan is soothwast o Panajachel athort the loch.[1] Major heich-gates reach Lago Atitlan at San Lucas Toliman an Panajachel. A road links Santiago tae San Lucas Tolliman. Boats connect the numerous commonties aroond Lago Atitlan.

The majority o the residents are indigenous Mayans. It wis the caipital o the Tz'utujil fowk in pre-Columbie times an its name wis Chuitinamit.

Santiago Atitlán is the hame o the Cojolya Weavin Centre an Museum, foondit bi the Cojolya Association o Maya Weemen Weavers. The museum shows the history, tradeetion, an process o backstrap-loom weavin, an the evolution o the traditional costume o the Tzutujil, the indigenous fowk o Santiago Atitlán. It affers tours an clesses an aw. (www.cojolya.org)

Santiago Atitlán wis the steid o considerable state-sponsored violence durin the kintra's ceevil war. Some o the maist notable incidents that occurred durin the war include the assassination o Roman Catholic Priest Stanley Rother bi richt-wing daith squads on 28 July 1981,[2] an the massacre o 14 fowk (an woondin o 21 ithers) when the Guatemalan Airmy opened fire on a croud o unairmit civilians on 2 Dizember 1990.[3]

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