Chiquimula

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Chiquimula
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
 • Total372 km2 (144 sq mi)
Elevation
423.86 m (1,390.62 ft)
Population
(2002)
 • Total79,815
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 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 according to the 2002 census is 79,815 inhabitants, although it is expected that the population has increased dramatically in 2010. It is the most populous city of eastern Guatemala.[1]

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.[2] They have been playing in the second division since 2000.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State of Guatemala". Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. p. 88.
  2. ^ Guatemala 1995/1996 - RSSSF