San Andrés, El Petén
|• Mayor||Milton Méndez (PP)|
|• Municipality||8,874 km2 (3,426 sq mi)|
|Elevation||150 m (490 ft)|
|Population (Census 2002)|
|• Ethnicities||Q’eqchi, Ladino|
|• Religions||Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya|
San Andrés is a municipality in the department of El Petén in Guatemala. The municipality is formed by the town of San Andrés, located on the north-western shore of Lake Petén Itzá, and 55 rural communities, with a total population of 20,295 people (census 2002).
The municipality was created in 1962 and has a territory 8,874 km², equivalent to 25% of the department of El Petén. In the 1990s, more than 93% (8,288 km²) of the municipalities territory was declared protected nature reserve by the central government.
- "Municipalidad de San Andrés, Petén - Diagnóstico Institucional" (doc) (in Spanish). Guatemala: marn.gob.gt. 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
- Morales Santizo, Karla Lorena (2008). "Municipio de San Andrés, Departamento de Petén - "Administración del Riesgo"" (pdf) (in Spanish). Guatemala: USAC. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
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