Chiquimula Department

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Chiquimula
Department
Chiquimula
Chiquimula
Coordinates: 14°47′58″N 89°32′37″W / 14.79944°N 89.54361°W / 14.79944; -89.54361Coordinates: 14°47′58″N 89°32′37″W / 14.79944°N 89.54361°W / 14.79944; -89.54361
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Chiquimula
Capital Chiquimula
Municipalities 11
Government
 • Type Departmental
Area
 • Department 2,376 km2 (917 sq mi)
Elevation 424 m (1,391 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1][2]
 • Department 302,485 (Ranked 14th)
 • Urban 78,631
 • Ethnicities Chorti, Ladino
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Time zone -6
ISO 3166 code GT-CQ

Chiquimula is a department of Guatemala, in Central America.

Population[edit]

As of 1850, the population was an estimated 80,000.[3]

Governance[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Camotán
  2. Chiquimula
  3. Concepción Las Minas
  4. Esquipulas
  5. Ipala
  6. Jocotán
  7. Olopa
  8. Quezaltepeque
  9. San Jacinto
  10. San José La Arada
  11. San Juan Ermita

Economy[edit]

Historically, tobacco was the department's main industry. The area also produced maize, rice, cotton, and beans. Sugar cane was also produced, which was used primarily to make chicha. Cattle, horses and mules were also raised.[3]

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