Jalapa Department

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Jalapa
Department
Jalapa
Jalapa
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Jalapa
Capital Jalapa
Municipalities 7
Government
 • Type Departmental
Population (Census 2002)[1][2]
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Time zone -6

Jalapa is a department of Guatemala, in the south east-of the republic. The capital is the city of Jalapa.

In 2000 the department of Jalapa had an estimated population of 390,500. The majority is ladino, of predominantly European descent, with sizable minorities of K'iche' and Poqomam Maya. The main agricultural products are cattle, sorghum, tobacco, onion and maize (corn).

Recently, a program called Wells of Hope has been started in this area. The program focuses mainly on drilling wells so that the people can receive clean water. However, the program also does other things, such as building schools and educating the people to become more self-sufficient.

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Jalapa
  2. Mataquescuintla
  3. Monjas
  4. San Carlos Alzatate
  5. San Luis Jilotepeque
  6. San Manuel Chaparrón
  7. San Pedro Pinula

Volcanoes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002. 
  2. ^ "Comunidad Lingüística Ch'orti'". Academia de Lenguas Mayas. 2008. Retrieved 2008. 

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Coordinates: 14°38′02″N 89°58′52″W / 14.63389°N 89.98111°W / 14.63389; -89.98111