Chiquimulilla

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Chiquimulilla
Chiquimulilla is located in Guatemala
Chiquimulilla
Chiquimulilla
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°05′N 90°23′W / 14.083°N 90.383°W / 14.083; -90.383
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Flag of Santa Rosa Department.GIF Santa Rosa
Elevation[1] 892 ft (272 m)
Population
 • Total 12, 700
Climate Aw

Chiquimulilla is a municipality in the Santa Rosa department of Guatemala. It is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the Pacific coast.

The city is an important regional trade location and junction. The most important products are leather goods. Chiquimulilla has 12,700 inhabitants.

Some descendants of the Xinca people live in the adjacent area. This ethnicity was almost completely wiped out after the conquest of the Spaniards, mostly from infectious diseases that the Europeans brought in. They do not belong to the Maya ethnicity. There is only a few dozen elders who still know the Xinca language.

Coordinates: 14°05′N 90°23′W / 14.083°N 90.383°W / 14.083; -90.383

References[edit]

  1. ^ Floodmap.net using data from NASA's 90m resolution SRTM data. [1] Retrieved January 14, 2017.