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Jacaltenango is located in Guatemala
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°40′N 91°44′W / 15.667°N 91.733°W / 15.667; -91.733
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Flag of Huehuetenango.gif Huehuetenango
Municipality Jacaltenango
Population (Census 2002)
 • City 34,397
 • Urban 23,464
 • Ethnicities Jakaltek, Ladino
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Climate Cwb

Jacaltenango is a town situated in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. It is located in a valley surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains. Jacaltenango serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. In 2002, its urban population was about 23,500[1] but the town's population is projected to have grown to over 40,000.[2]

Its economy is based mainly on agricultural products, especially coffee. Jacaltenango exports about 95% of its agricultural production. Jacaltenango has six schools: three elementary and three high schools, which include middle school.


  1. ^ "2002 census". Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  2. ^ World Gazetter Jacaltenango Retrieved on July 27, 2007

Coordinates: 15°40′N 91°44′W / 15.667°N 91.733°W / 15.667; -91.733