Jutiapa

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Jutiapa
Municipality
Jutiapa Park
Jutiapa Park
Flag of Jutiapa
Flag
Coat of arms of Jutiapa
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Birthplace of the Sun
Jutiapa is located in Guatemala
Jutiapa
Jutiapa
Location within Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°16′58″N 89°53′33″W / 14.28278°N 89.89250°W / 14.28278; -89.89250Coordinates: 14°16′58″N 89°53′33″W / 14.28278°N 89.89250°W / 14.28278; -89.89250
CountryFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
DepartmentVlagjutiapa.gif Jutiapa
Government
 • MayorBasil Lamb (2013-2016)
Area
 • Total620 km2 (240 sq mi)
Elevation
895 m (2,936 ft)
Population
 • Total162,312
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneGMT-6
ClimateAw
WebsiteOfficial website

Jutiapa is a municipality in the Jutiapa department of Guatemala.

Located 124 km from the city of Guatemala at an altitude of 892 m (2,926 ft),[1] it is the capital of the department of Jutiapa. Its Catedral San Cristóbal is the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Francisco de Asís de Jutiapa since 2016.

Local crafts include candles (both tallow and paraffin type); woven hats and other palm products; leather saddles, belts and riding gear; and traditional ceramics.[2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jutiapa (Guatemala) Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ Travel to Guatemala