Colotenango

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Colotenango is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. It is situated at 1,590 m (5,220 ft) above sea level. It contains 14,000 people. It covers a terrain of 71 km2 (27 sq mi). The annual festival is August 12- 15.

Colotenango has two holy sites called Tuikalajan and Tuisanmarcos.

Demographics[edit]

Colotenango is traditionally a Maya community whose residents speak the Mayan Mam language.[1] Two-thirds of the residents are Catholic, while about thirty percent are Evangelica.

Aldeas[edit]

Colotenango includes the following aldeas (towns), Colotenango (el pueblo), El Granadillo, Ical, Ixconlaj, La Barranca, La Vega,Tojlate, Luminoche, Tixel, and Xemal.

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Coordinates: 15°25′N 91°43′W / 15.417°N 91.717°W / 15.417; -91.717