Baja Verapaz Department

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Baja Verapaz Department
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Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Capital Salamá
Municipalities 8
Area
 • Total 3,124 km2 (1,206 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 270,521
 • Density 87/km2 (220/sq mi)


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 threatened 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