San Andrés, El Petén

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San Andrés
San Andrés is located in Guatemala
San Andrés
San Andrés
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 16°58′03″N 89°54′37″W / 16.96750°N 89.91028°W / 16.96750; -89.91028Coordinates: 16°58′03″N 89°54′37″W / 16.96750°N 89.91028°W / 16.96750; -89.91028
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department El Petén
Municipality San Andrés
 • Type Municipal
 • Municipality 8,874 km2 (3,426 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (Census 2002)
 • Municipality 20,295
 • Urban 5,740
 • Ethnicities Q’eqchi, Ladino
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya

San Andrés is a municipality in the department of El Petén in Guatemala. The municipality is formed by the town of San Andrés, located on the north-western shore of Lake Petén Itzá, and 55 rural communities, with a total population of 20,295 people (census 2002).[1]

The municipality was created in 1962 and has a territory 8,874 km², equivalent to 25% of the department of El Petén. In the 1990s, more than 93% (8,288 km²) of the municipalities territory was declared protected nature reserve by the central government.[2]


  1. ^ "Municipalidad de San Andrés, Petén - Diagnóstico Institucional" (doc) (in Spanish). Guatemala: 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  2. ^ Morales Santizo, Karla Lorena (2008). "Municipio de San Andrés, Departamento de Petén - "Administración del Riesgo"" (pdf) (in Spanish). Guatemala: USAC. Retrieved 2009-07-26.