Department of Solola
|• Total||1,061 km2 (410 sq mi)|
|Population (Census 2003)Estimaciones de SEGEPLAN, con base en la estructura del XI Censo Nacional de Población y VI de Habitación. Guatemala, enero del 2003. INE|
|• Ethnicities||K'akchiquel, Tz'utujil, K'iche, Ladino|
|• Religions||Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya|
|ISO 3166 code||GT-SO|
- San Andrés Semetabaj
- San Antonio Palopó
- San José Chacayá
- San Juan La Laguna
- San Lucas Tolimán
- San Marcos La Laguna
- San Pablo La Laguna
- San Pedro La Laguna
- Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan
- Santa Catarina Palopó
- Santa Clara La Laguna
- Santa Cruz La Laguna
- Santa Lucía Utatlán
- Santa María Visitación
- Santiago Atitlán
As of 2011, the department had a population of 430,573, and the area was populated almost entirely by different Mayan ethnic groups, of which the two largest groups were Kaqchikel people and K'iche'. Kaqchikel people Accounted for 50.1% of the department's population, and K'iche' accounted for 35.3% of the department's population. Indigenous people account for 96.5% of the department's population.
Fertile soil makes Sololá a producer of maize, wheat, barley, vegetables, and fruit. Fruits include apples, cherries, cherimoya, peaches, and pears. Live stock is also common, and as 1850, the region had a large wool industry.
The area is very mountainous and also sits on the sea. In 1850, the British described it as having a "healthy" climate "rather inclining to cold, or...temperate." Temperatures warm further south. Lago de Atitlán is located in Sololá.
Saprissa de Guatemala is Solola's main football team and the most famous club in the department.
- Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. pp. 80–83.
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