Zunil is a municipality in the Quetzaltenango department of Guatemala with a surface area of 92 square kilometres (36 sq mi). Zunil is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from the city of [1 ] Quetzaltenango, on the bank of the Salamá River. Zunil has an altitude of approximately 2,075 metres (6,808 ft) [2 ] above mean sea level. The population is about 14,000 people, 100% indigenous. The inhabitants speak [2 ] K'iche' and Spanish. [1 ]
Zunil possesses active worship of
(also known as San Simón Maximón), a life-sized mannequin representing a Maya god, sitting in a wooden throne, which is moved to a different house every year, and many people visit and leave gifts at his shrine.
There are thermal baths with volcanic water around the town, for example
Fuentes Georginas and Almolonga.
A crater on Mars, which may be the source of Mars meteorites, is named after the village. [3 ]
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References [ edit ]
Cattelan, Marino (2004). Quetzaltenango. Guatemala: Xibalbá Publicaciones.
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Coordinates: 14°47′N 91°29′W / 14.783°N 91.483°W