Colotenango

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Colotenango
Municipality
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Colotenango
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°24′17″N91°42′50″W / 15.40472°N 91.71389°W / 15.40472; -91.71389
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Flag of Huehuetenango.gif Huehuetenango
Government
  MayorAroldo Ríos (UNE)
Area
  Municipality62 km2 (24 sq mi)
Population
 (2018 census) [1]
  Municipality34,834
  Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
   Urban
5,132
Climate Cwb

Colotenango is a town and municipality in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. The municipality is situated at 1,590 m (5,220 ft) above sea level and has a population of 34,834 (2018 census). It covers an area of 62 km2 (24 sq mi). The annual festival is August 12- 15.

Contents

Colotenango has two holy sites called Tuikalajan and Tuisanmarcos.

Demographics

Colotenango is traditionally a Maya community whose residents speak the Mayan Mam language. [2] Two-thirds of the residents are Catholic, while about thirty percent are Evangelica.

Aldeas

Colotenango includes the following aldeas (towns), Colotenango (el pueblo), El Granadillo, Ical, Ixconlaj, La Barranca, La Vega, Tojlate, Luminoche, Tixel, and Xemal.

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References

  1. Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Guatemala

Coordinates: 15°25′N91°43′W / 15.417°N 91.717°W / 15.417; -91.717