La Perla de Oriente
|Established as City||June 29, 1821|
|• Mayor||Rolando Arturo Aquino Guerra|
|• Municipality||368 km2 (142 sq mi)|
|Elevation||423.86 m (1,390.62 ft)|
|• Density||300/km2 (780/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)|
Chiquimula is a city in Guatemala. It serves both as the capital of the department of Chiquimula and as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. It is located some 174 km from Guatemala City and is in Guatemala often called "La perla del oriente" (the pearl of the east).
The official population of the city was 37,602, according to the 2002 census. As of the 2018 census the population has increased to 111,505. It is the most populous city of eastern Guatemala.
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