|• Municipality||94 km2 (36 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,114 m (6,936 ft)|
|Population (Census 2002)|
|• Ethnicities||Kaqchikel, K'iche', Ladino|
|• Religions||Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya|
The name is a hispanicized form of its pre-Columbian name, one spelling variant of which is T'zolojy'a. The urban center has about 14,000 people, but the municipality also includes four village communities—Los Encuentros, El Tablón, San Jorge la Laguna, and Argueta—as well as 59 smaller rural communities.
Sololá is situated at 2.114 m on a mountainside overlooking Lake Atitlán, some 600 meters below. It is a highland market center and is the headquarters for the Catholic Bishopric encompassing the Sololá and Chimaltenango Departments.
Sololá is home to many international organizations including Manna Project International, Friendship Bridge and Love Futbol.
Mariano Garcia, who moved away, is still remembered as the town's most popular resident.
- "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002.
- "Sololá - Historia". Inforpressca.com. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
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