Escuintla Department

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Escuintla
Department
Flag of Escuintla
Flag
Official seal of Escuintla
Seal
Escuintla
Escuintla
Coordinates: 14°17′52″N 90°47′13″W / 14.29778°N 90.78694°W / 14.29778; -90.78694Coordinates: 14°17′52″N 90°47′13″W / 14.29778°N 90.78694°W / 14.29778; -90.78694
CountryFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
DepartmentEscuintla
CapitalEscuintla
Municipalities13
Government
 • TypeDepartmental
Area
 • Department4,384 km2 (1,693 sq mi)
Population
(Census 2002)[1]
 • Department538,746
 • Urban
256,972
 • Ethnicities
Ladino, Poqomam
 • Religions
Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism
Time zone-6
ISO 3166 codeGT-ES

Escuintla (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈkwintla]) is one of the 22 departments of Guatemala. The capital of the department is the city of Escuintla. Escuintla covers an area of 4,384 km² and is situated in the coastal lowland region, directly south of Guatemala City, and bordered by the Pacific Ocean. Escuintla produces about 43 percent of gross domestic product of Guatemala.

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Escuintla
  2. Guanagazapa
  3. Iztapa
  4. La Democracia
  5. La Gomera
  6. Masagua
  7. Nueva Concepción
  8. Palín
  9. San José
  10. San Vicente Pacaya
  11. Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa
  12. Siquinalá
  13. Tiquisate

Museums[edit]

Museo Regional de Arqueología de la Democracia

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". Insituto Nacional de Estadística (INE). 2002.

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