Santa Maria Nebaj

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Santa Maria Nebaj
Nebaj
Municipality
The central plaza of Nebaj, 2006-11-12, at 8:39 am
The central plaza of Nebaj, 2006-11-12, at 8:39 am
Santa Maria Nebaj is located in Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Santa Maria Nebaj
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°24′30″N 91°8′50″W / 15.40833°N 91.14722°W / 15.40833; -91.14722Coordinates: 15°24′30″N 91°8′50″W / 15.40833°N 91.14722°W / 15.40833; -91.14722
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department El Quiché
Municipality Santa Maria Nebaj
Government
 • Type Municipal
Elevation 6,200 ft (1,900 m)
Population (Census 2002)
 • Municipality 53,617
 • Urban 18,484
 • Ethnicities Ixil, K'iche', Ladino
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
For the Maya archaeological site, see Nebaj.

Santa Maria Nebaj (Spanish pronunciation: [neˈβax]; usually abbreviated to Nebaj) is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of El Quiché. Santa Maria Nebaj is part of the Ixil Community, along with San Juan Cotzal and San Gaspar Chajul. Native residents speak the Mayan Ixil language.

There is a nearby pre-Columbian archaeological site of the Maya civilization, called Nebaj.

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