Santa Catalina la Tinta

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Santa Catalina la Tinta
La Tinta
Municipality
Central park of Santa Catalina la Tinta
Central park of Santa Catalina la Tinta
Santa Catalina la Tinta is located in Guatemala
Santa Catalina la Tinta
Santa Catalina la Tinta
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°18′N 89°55′W / 15.300°N 89.917°W / 15.300; -89.917Coordinates: 15°18′N 89°55′W / 15.300°N 89.917°W / 15.300; -89.917
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Alta Verapaz
Municipality Santa Catalina la Tinta
Government
 • Type Municipal
Area
 • Municipality 196 km2 (76 sq mi)
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality 27,027
 • Urban n/d
 • Ethnicities Q'eqchi', Poqomchi', Ladino
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Time zone Guatemala (UTC-6)
Patron Saint Saint Catherine of Alexandria (November 24–28)

Santa Catalina la Tinta is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. It is located in the hot Polochic River valley. It was originally part of the municipality of Panzós, but was given separate municipal status in 1999. La Tinta is the commercial center of the lower Polochic valley, and merchants and shoppers clog the town's streets especially on the official market days of Tuesdays and Thursdays. The town of Santa Catalina la Tinta is located at 110 km from Cobán and 278 km from Guatemala City.

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