Morales, Guatemala

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Morales
Municipality
Morales is located in Guatemala
Morales
Morales
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°28′21″N 88°50′29″W / 15.47250°N 88.84139°W / 15.47250; -88.84139Coordinates: 15°28′21″N 88°50′29″W / 15.47250°N 88.84139°W / 15.47250; -88.84139
Country  Guatemala
Department Izabal Department
Municipality Morales
Creation municipality 1920-06-24
Area
 • Municipality 1,295 km2 (500 sq mi)
Elevation [1] 75 m (246 ft)
Population (census 2002)[2]
 • Municipality 85,469
 • Urban 14,231

Morales is a municipality in Izabal Department of Guatemala.

The municipality was created in 1920[3] and is formed by the town of Morales, 9 villages and 56 rural communities.[1]

The Cuevas del Silvino National Park is located a few kilometers north-east of Morales.

Sports[edit]

The town boasted a Guatemalan top division football side in Deportivo Heredia before it was relocated to San José, El Petén Department in summer 2008 due to a lack of support.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asesoría Manuel Basterrechea Asociados (2000). "Plan Municipal para la Reducción de Desastres para el Municipio Morales, Izabal". UNEPAR/UNICEF. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  2. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002. 
  3. ^ The municipality was created by Acuerdo Gubernativo 24-06-1920.