Chiquimula

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Chiquimula
Municipality
Official seal of Chiquimula
Seal
Motto(s): 
La Perla de Oriente
Chiquimula is located in Guatemala
Chiquimula
Chiquimula
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°47′N 89°32′W / 14.783°N 89.533°W / 14.783; -89.533Coordinates: 14°47′N 89°32′W / 14.783°N 89.533°W / 14.783; -89.533
Country Guatemala
Department..Chiquimula Flag(GUATEMALA).png Chiquimula
Foundation1530
Established as CityJune 29, 1821
Government
 • MayorRolando Arturo Aquino Guerra
(Partido Patriota)
Area
 • Municipality368 km2 (142 sq mi)
Elevation
423.86 m (1,390.62 ft)
Population
 (census 2018)[1]
 • Municipality111,505
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
 • Urban111,505
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
ClimateBSh
Websitehttp://www.chiquimulaonline.com

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).

Population[edit]

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.[3]

Sports[edit]

Sacachispas football club play in the Primera División de Ascenso, the second-highest football division in Guatemala. Their home stadium is the Estadio Las Victorias.

The club has also played in the Liga Mayor, having reached their best position in the 1995-96 season, when they were runners-up.[4] They have been playing in the second division since 2000.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Guatemala
  2. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of the major cities in Guatemala
  3. ^ "State of Guatemala". Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. p. 88.
  4. ^ Guatemala 1995/1996 - RSSSF