Champerico

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Champerico
Municipality
CountryFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
DepartmentVlagretalhuleu.gif Retalhuleu
Area
 • Municipality361 km2 (139 sq mi)
Population
 (2018 census)[1]
 • Municipality32,815
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Urban
9,941

Champerico is a town and municipality in the Retalhuleu department in southwestern Guatemala. It is a popular vacation spot for Guatemalans in the region. The picturesque beach town was founded on the Pacific Ocean in 1872,[2] and the paved road to Retalhuleu makes Champerico one of the most important ports on the Pacific[citation needed]. The port handles mostly coffee, timber and sugar.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Guatemala
  2. ^ Iain Stewart; Mark Whatmore (2002). The Rough Guide to Guatemala. Rough Guides. p. 236. ISBN 978-1-85828-848-2.
  3. ^ visita champerico

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Coordinates: 14°17′35″N 91°54′50″W / 14.293°N 91.914°W / 14.293; -91.914