Zacapa

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Zacapa
Municipality
Official seal of Zacapa
Seal
Zacapa is located in Guatemala
Zacapa
Zacapa
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°58′N 89°32′W / 14.967°N 89.533°W / 14.967; -89.533
CountryFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department..Zacapa Flag(GUATEMALA).png Zacapa
MunicipalityZacapa
Government
 • TypeMunicipal
 • MayorJulio Sanchez
Area
 • Municipality78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation
120 m (390 ft)
Population
 (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality59,089
 • Urban
30,037
 • Ethnicities
Ladinos
 • Religions
Catholicism, Evangelicalism
ClimateBSh
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Zacapa (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈkapa]) is the departmental capital municipality of Zacapa Department, one of the 22 Departments of Guatemala. It is approximately 70 miles or 112 kilometers from Guatemala City.

Sports[edit]

Football club Deportivo Zacapa competes in Guatemala's top division and play their home games at the Estadio David Ordoñez Bardales. Their team mascot is the Gallo (rooster).

Etymology[edit]

Historian and poet, Capitán Don Francisco Antonio De Fuentes Y Guzmán notes in his Remembrance Florida, the name Zacapa derives from Nahuatl Zacatl meaning grass or weed, and apan meaning in the river, a word which in turn is composed of atl also meaning water, river, and apan. Zacapa means on the river of grass.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002.

Coordinates: 14°58′N 89°32′W / 14.967°N 89.533°W / 14.967; -89.533