Baja Verapaz Department

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Baja Verapaz Department

Departmento de Baja Verapaz
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CountryFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
CapitalSalamá
Municipalities8
Area
 • Total3,124 km2 (1,206 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total270,521
 • Density87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6


Baja Verapaz (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbaxa βeɾaˈpas]) is a department in Guatemala. The capital is Salamá.

Baja Verapaz contains the Mario Dary Biotope Preserve, preserving the native flora and fauna of the region, especially the endangered national bird of Guatemala, the Resplendent Quetzal.

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Coordinates: 15°06′05″N 90°19′07″W / 15.10139°N 90.31861°W / 15.10139; -90.31861