Iztapa

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Iztapa
Ystapa[1]
Iztapa is located in Guatemala
Iztapa
Iztapa
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 13°55′59″N 90°42′27″W / 13.93306°N 90.70750°W / 13.93306; -90.70750Coordinates: 13°55′59″N 90°42′27″W / 13.93306°N 90.70750°W / 13.93306; -90.70750
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Escuintla
Population
 • Total 15,000

Iztapa (Spanish pronunciation: [isˈtapa]), or Puerto de Iztapa, is a municipality in the Escuintla department of Guatemala.

Located in the shores of Pacific Ocean and surrounded by Michatoya and Maria Linda rivers, and also by the Canal de Chiquimulilla. Its population is about 15,000 people.[citation needed]

Etymology[edit]

As of 1850, the British were calling the Iztapa, Yetapa.[1]

Archaeology[edit]

Fishtail points, the most common style of tool manufacturing in South America, were discovered in Iztapa (c. 7700–7300 BCE).[citation needed] They are considered to be the remains of an archaic Iztapan culture.[citation needed]

Sports[edit]

Deportivo Iztapa football club play in the second tier of Guatemalan football. Their home venue is the Estadio Municipal Morón.

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