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For the depairtment, see Zacapa Depairtment. For mair on the rum, see Zacapa rum.
Zacapa is locatit in Guatemala
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°58′N 89°32′W / 14.967°N 89.533°W / 14.967; -89.533
Kintra Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Depairtment Zacapa
Municipality Zacapa
 • Teep Municipal
 • Mayor Elder Vargas Estrada
 • Municipality 78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality 59,089
 • Urban 30,037
 • Ethnicities Ladinos
 • Releegions Catholicism, Evangelicalism

Zacapa (Spaingie pronunciation: [saˈkapa]) is a ceety an the caipital o the Zacapa Depairtment in eastren Guatemala, alang the Río Grande de Zacapa. It is renouned locally for its manual craftin o cigars, haurd dry cheese an a flavored cake made wi said cheese (Quezadilla).

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Zacapa is the name o the depairtmental caipital depairtment of Zacapa an the municipal seat o Zacapa municipality. As o 1850, the population wis approximately 3,000.[2] The population for the whole depairtment o Zacapa as o the year 2000 is estimatit at 212,794, 94.09% are nan-indigenous (maistly o European ancestry or Mestizos), anerly aboot 4.39% are Indigenous.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The climate as in amaist the whole region o Zacapa, excludin inhabitit hielands, is semi-arid Chaparral. This is due tae the shadae effect the Sierra de las Minas haes ower the follaein laund tae the sooth. The average maximum average temperatur oscillates atween 30° tae 40° C throuoot the whole year, wi heichs o 45° C reached durin the "Semana Santa" (Holy Week) an Simmer (March, Apryle, Mey), tho thare hae been instances whaur the maximum cappit at 25° C for the day. The minimum micht go frae some 15° C in cases o "extreme" condeetions ower some cauld spell north winds, tae 25° C. The previous amaist niver happens, the latter is considered hot, an the uisual hovers aroond 20° C. Thare is a pronooncit dry saison, aften markit bi mair than twa months athoot rain, which worsens the air quality o the region tremendously. The region's flat auries are kent for their loud insects, cried chicharras, which chirp in the fields an alang the roads durin the dry saison.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Zacapa is mainly a landwart aurie that conteens a lairge amoont o flat laund uised maistly tae grow cantaloupe, tobacco an roma tomatoes. Borderin the Zacapa valley is the Sierra de las Minas, which harbors fine hardwood forests, an conteens marble mines an coffee plantations. Some o the warld's finest jade is foond in this aurie an aw.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fitbaa club Deportivo Zacapa competes in Guatemala's tap diveesion an play their hame gemmes at the Estadio David Ordoñez Bardales. Their team mascot is the Gallo (rooster).

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Coordinates: 14°58′N 89°32′W / 14.967°N 89.533°W / 14.967; -89.533 Template:Zacapa Depairtment