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
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Vlagjutiapa.gif Jutiapa
Government
 • Mayor Basil Lamb (2013-2016)
Area
 • Total 620 km2 (240 sq mi)
Elevation 895 m (2,936 ft)
Population
 • Total 162,312
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone GMT-6
Climate Aw
Website Official 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