Chiquimula

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Chiquimula
Chiquimula Aereo.jpg
Official seal of Chiquimula
Seal
Motto: La Perla de Oriente
Chiquimula is located in Guatemala
Chiquimula
Chiquimula
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°47′N 89°32′W / 14.783°N 89.533°W / 14.783; -89.533Coordinates: 14°47′N 89°32′W / 14.783°N 89.533°W / 14.783; -89.533
Country  Guatemala
Department Chiquimula Department
Foundation 1530
Established as City June 29, 1821
Government
 • Mayor Rolando Arturo Aquino Guerra
(Partido Patriota)
Area
 • Total 372 km2 (144 sq mi)
Elevation 423.86 m (1,390.62 ft)
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
Website http://www.chiquimulaonline.com

Chiquimula is a city in Guatemala. It serves both as the capital of the department of Chiquimula and as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. It is some 174 km from Guatemala City and is in Guatemala often called "La perla del oriente" (the oriental pearl).

Population[edit]

The official population according to the 2002 census is 79,815 inhabitants, although it is expected that the population has increased dramatically in 2010. It is the most populous city of eastern Guatemala.[1]

Sports[edit]

Sacachispas football club play in the Primera División de Ascenso, the second-highest football division in Guatemala. Their home stadium is the Estadio Las Victorias.

The club has also played in the Liga Mayor, having reached their best position in the 1995-96 season, when they were runners-up.[2] They have been playing in the second division since 2000.

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