Suchitepéquez Department

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Suchitepéquez
Department
Suchitepéquez
Suchitepéquez
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Mazatenango
Capital Mazatenango
Municipalities 20
Government
 • Type Departmental
Population (Census 2002)[1][2]
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Time zone -6

Suchitepéquez (Spanish pronunciation: [sutʃiteˈpekes]) is one of the 22 departments of Guatemala. Its capital is Mazatenango. It is situated in the southwestern region of Guatemala, bordering Quetzaltenango, Sololá, and Chimaltenango to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, Escuintla to the east, and Retalhuleu to the west.

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Chicacao
  2. Cuyotenango
  3. Mazatenango
  4. Patulul
  5. Pueblo Nuevo
  6. Río Bravo
  7. Samayac
  8. San Antonio Suchitepéquez
  9. San Bernardino
  10. San Francisco Zapotitlán
  11. San Gabriel
  12. San José El Idolo
  13. San Juan Bautista
  14. San Lorenzo, Suchitepéquez
  15. San Miguel Panán
  16. San Pablo Jocopilas
  17. Santa Bárbara
  18. Santo Domingo Suchitepequez
  19. Santo Tomás La Unión
  20. Zunilito

References[edit]

Gall, Francis (1976). Diccionario Geográfico de Guatemala. 4 vols. Guatemala: Instituto Geográfico Nacional. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°32′02″N 91°30′11″W / 14.534°N 91.503°W / 14.534; -91.503


  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002. 
  2. ^ "Comunidad Lingüística Ch'orti'". Academia de Lenguas Mayas. 2008. Retrieved 2008.