Uspantán

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Uspantán
Municipality
Uspantán is locatit in Guatemala
Uspantán
Uspantán
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°20′45″N 90°52′10″W / 15.34583°N 90.86944°W / 15.34583; -90.86944
Kintra Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Depairtment El Quiché
Municipality San Miguel Uspantán
Govrenment
 • Teep Municipal
 • Alcalde Victor Hugo Figeroa Pérez
Aurie
 • Municipality 865 km2 (334 sq mi)
Elevation 1,825 m (5,988 ft)
Heichest elevation 2,500 m (8,200 ft)
Lawest elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality 41,892
 • Urban 4,198
 • Ethnicities Uspantek, K'iche', Ixil, K'ekchi, Ladino
 • Releegions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Wabsteid http://www.inforpressca.com/uspantan/

Uspantán is a municipality in the Guatemalan depairtment o El Quiché. It is ane o the lairgest municipalities o El Quiché an stretches frae the muntainous heichlands in the sooth tae the tropical lawlands in the North. The municipal seat is in Villa de San Miguel Uspantán wi a population o 2,800. The birthplace o Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, a commonty namit Laj Chimel, is locatit Uspantán no far frae the municipal seat. Completion o pavin on the road in frae Chichicastenango haes brocht a sma tourist boom tae the toun.

The municipality includes the pre-Columbie Maya airchaeological steid o Chitinamit, believit tae be Jakawitz, the first caipital o the K'iche' Maya.[2][3]

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  1. "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002. 
  2. Sharer & Traxler 2006, p.622.
  3. Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes. Item 1005.

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Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes. "Base de Datos Sitios Arqueológicos" (PDF). Guatemala: Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes. Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-01-23.  (in Spaingie)
Sharer, Robert J. (2006). The Ancient Maya (6th (fully revised) ed.). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-4817-9. OCLC 57577446.  Unkent parameter |coauthors= ignored (help)

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