Palín, Escuintla

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Palín is located in Guatemala
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°24′14″N 90°41′55″W / 14.40389°N 90.69861°W / 14.40389; -90.69861Coordinates: 14°24′14″N 90°41′55″W / 14.40389°N 90.69861°W / 14.40389; -90.69861
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department ..Escuintla Flag(GUATEMALA).png Escuintla
Municipality Palín
Settled 1525
Incorporated (municipality) 1935
 • Type Municipal
 • Municipality 88 km2 (34 sq mi)
Elevation 1,147 m (3,763 ft)
Population (census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality 36,756
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Urban 24,680
 • Ethnicities Ladino, Poqomam
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism
Climate Aw

Palín is a municipality in the Escuintla department of Guatemala. The town of Palín, which is the municipal seat, is located on the foothills of the Sierra Madre volcanic chain, south of Guatemala City.


According to the ancient oral traidition, Palín was settled by the Spanish conquistadores on 30 July 1535, although there is not any written documentation on the exact date that would have taken place. There is, though, a property title from 1751, that references the loss of the original document of the foundation of San Cristóbal Palín.[a][2]

Palín was formally established as a municipality in 1935.[2]

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  1. ^ During the early days of the Spanish colony in Guatemala, the town was known as San Cristóbal Amatitlán, and belonged to the Amatitlán province which in turn belonged to Sacatepéquez Department.[2]


  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". Insituto Nacional de Estadística (INE). 2002. 
  2. ^ a b c Municipalidad de Palín (2007). "Municipalidad de Palín - Historia". Municipalidad de Palín (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 December 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b SEGEPLAN (n.d.). "Municipios de Escuintla, Guatemala". Secretaría General de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia de la República. Guatemala. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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