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).

Zacapa is located in Guatemala
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°58′N 89°32′W / 14.967°N 89.533°W / 14.967; -89.533
Kintra Guatemala
 • TeepMunicipal
 • MayorElder Vargas Estrada
 • Municipality78 km2 (30 sq mi)
120 m (390 ft)
 (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality59,089
 • Urban
 • Ethnicities
 • Releegions
Catholicism Evangelicalism

Population eedit

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

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 nor twa month 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

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

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).

See an aw eedit

References eedit

  1. "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002. Archived frae the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  2. Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 88.

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