Huehuetenango Depairtment

Huehuetenango is ane o the 22 depairtments o Guatemala. It is situatit in the wastren heichlands an shares borders wi México in the north an wast; wi El Quiché in the east, wi Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango, an San Marcos tae the sooth. The caipital is the ceety o Huehuetenango.[2]

Huehuetenango
Banner o Huehuetenango
Banner
Coat of airms o Huehuetenango
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Depairtment o Huehuetenango
Depairtment o Huehuetenango
Coordinates: 15°18′51″N 91°28′33″W / 15.31417°N 91.47583°W / 15.31417; -91.47583
KintraFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
DepairtmentHuehuetenango Flag with Coat.pngHuehuetenango
CaipitalHuehuetenango
Municipalities31
Govrenment
 • TeepDepaortmental
Area
 • Depairtment7403 km2 (2,858 sq mi)
Highest elevation
3352 m (10,997 ft)
Lowest elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (Census 2002)[1]
 • Depairtment846,544
 • Urban
192,099
 • Ethnicities
Mam Q'anjob'al Chuj Jakaltek Tektik Awakatek Chalchitek Akatek K'iche Ladino
 • Religions
Roman Catholicism Evangelicalism Maya
Time zone-6

Huehuetenango's ethnic composition is ane o the maist diverse in Guatemala. While the Mam are predominant in the depairtment, ither Maya groups are the Q'anjob'al, Chuj, Jakaltek, Tektik, Awakatek, Chalchitek, Akatek an K'iche'. Each o thir nine Maya ethnic groups speaks thair awn leid.[3][4]

NameEedit

The depairtment o Huehuetenango taks its name frae the ceety o the same name, which serves as the depairtmental caipital. The name is derivit frae the Nahuatl leid o central Mexico, gien bi the indigenous allees o the Spaingie conquistadors durin the Spaingie Conquest o Guatemala. It is uisually said tae mean "place o the elders" but mey be a corruption o "place o the ahuehuete trees".[5]

NotesEedit

  1. "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002.
  2. ITMB 2005.
  3. "Departamentos de Guatemala - Huehuetenango". Servicio de Información Municipal (SIM). Retrieved 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help). Rouanet et al 1992, pp.4-5. Rodríguez L., p.v. Díaz Camposeco et al 2008, pp.17, 19.
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  5. Rouanet et al 1992, p.2.

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