Zacapa

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This article is about the municipality. For the departmenton the rum, see Zacapa rum.
Zacapa
Municipality
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
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department ..Zacapa Flag(GUATEMALA).png Zacapa
Municipality Zacapa
Government
 • Type Municipal
 • Mayor Julio Sanchez
Area
 • Municipality 78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality 59,089
 • Urban 30,037
 • Ethnicities Ladinos
 • Religions Catholicism, Evangelicalism
Climate BSh
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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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Coordinates: 14°58′N 89°32′W / 14.967°N 89.533°W / 14.967; -89.533