San Sebastián Coatán

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San Sebastián Coatán

San Sebastián Coatán is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. Its territory extends 560 km2, is 2,350m above sea level and has a cooler climate. It has 18,022 inhabitants who speak Spanish and Chuj. It borders San Mateo Ixtatán and Nentón to the north, San Rafael la Independencia and Santa Eulalia to the east, San Miguel Acatán to the south and Nentón to the west. Within these borders lies the archeological site called Moja'.

The town's fair is from the 17th to the 20th of January in honor of their patron, Saint Sebastian. Another smaller fair is on October 02 celebrating Saint Francis of Assisi.[1]

Local Evangelical Protestants operate a radio station known as Radio Coatán, or sometimes as Radio Cultural Coatán. The station broadcasts on shortwave and can sometimes be heard in North America and Europe.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Stzolalil Stz'ib'chaj Ti' Chuj, p.33, ALMG

Coordinates: 15°44′N 91°34′W / 15.733°N 91.567°W / 15.733; -91.567