List of places in Guatemala

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This is a list of places in Guatemala .


List of most populous cities in Guatemala

Population data based on the 2002 census. [1]

     Departmental Capital
     National Capital and Departmental Capital

Quetzaltenango. Quetzaltenango city hall area 2009.JPG
Chimaltenango. CiudaddeChimaltenango.jpg
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Puerto Barrios. Amatique bay.JPG
Puerto Barrios.
Chichicastenango. Market-Chichicastenango.jpg
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Antigua Guatemala.
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1 Guatemala City 942,348 Guatemala
2 Mixco 384,428 Guatemala
3 Villa Nueva 301,947 Guatemala
4 Quetzaltenango 120,496 Quetzaltenango
5 San Miguel Petapa 94,228 Guatemala
6 Escuintla 86,678 Escuintla
7 San Juan Sacatepéquez 81,584 Guatemala
8 Villa Canales 77,638 Guatemala
9 Chinautla 77,071 Guatemala
10 Chimaltenango 62,917 Chimaltenango
11 Amatitlán 60,924 Guatemala
12 Huehuetenango 57,289 Huehuetenango
13 Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa 49,480 Escuintla
14 Puerto Barrios 48,581 Izabal
15 Cobán 47,202 Alta Verapaz
16 Chichicastenango 45,549 El Quiché
17 Santa Catarina Pinula 44,974 Guatemala
18 Totonicapán 44,762 Totonicapán
19 Coatepeque 41,294 Quetzaltenango
20 Mazatenango 40,281 Suchitepéquez
21 Jalapa 39,301 Jalapa
22 Chiquimula 37,602 Chiquimula
23 Retalhuleu 34,300 Retalhuleu
24 San Francisco El Alto 33,240 Totonicapán
25 Antigua Guatemala 32,218 Sacatepéquez
26 San Pedro Sacatepéquez 31,783 San Marcos
27 San José Pinula 31,436 Guatemala
28 Sololá 30,155 Sololá
29 Zacapa 30,036 Zacapa
30 San Pedro Ayampuc 29,663 Guatemala
31 Jutiapa 28,100 Jutiapa
32 Ciudad Vieja 25,226 Sacatepéquez
33 San Benito 24,792 Petén
34 Palín 24,680 Escuintla
35 Barberena 24,085 Santa Rosa
36 Jacaltenango 23,464 Huehuetenango
37 Momostenango 22,718 Totonicapán
38 Ostuncalco 22,113 Quetzaltenango
39 Santa Cruz del Quiché 20,870 El Quiché
40 San Marcos 19,648 San Marcos
41 Santiago Sacatepéquez 19,520 Sacatepéquez
42 Fraijanes 19,454 Guatemala
43 Sumpango 18,910 Sacatepéquez
44 Santa Maria Nebaj 18,484 El Quiché
45 Esquipulas 18,368 Chiquimula
46 Olintepeque 18,150 Quetzaltenango
47 Salamá 18,080 Baja Verapaz
48 Tecpán Guatemala 17,788 Chimaltenango
49 Puerto San José 17,430 Escuintla
50 La Gomera 17,383 Escuintla
51 Patzún 17,346 Chimaltenango
52 Nahualá 17,174 Sololá
53 Cantel 17,121 Quetzaltenango
54 Tiquisate 16,801 Escuintla
55 Jocotenango 16,692 Sacatepéquez
56 San Cristóbal Verapaz 16,445 Alta Verapaz
57 San Andrés Itzapa 16,350 Chimaltenango
58 Chicacao 16,154 Suchitepéquez
59 Flores 16,122 Petén
60 Panzós 16,005 Alta Verapaz
61 Gualán 14,977 Zacapa
62 Colomba 14,948 Quetzaltenango
63 San Lucas Sacatepéquez 14,783 Sacatepéquez
64 Patzicía 14,496 Chimaltenango
65 Poptún 14,442 Petén
66 Asunción Mita 14,425 Jutiapa
67 Santa María de Jesús 14,418 Sacatepéquez
68 Alotenango 14,339 Sacatepéquez
69 Morales 14,231 Izabal
70 Palencia 14,164 Guatemala
71 Cuilapa 14,028 Santa Rosa
72 El Estor 14,019 Izabal
73 Sanarate 13,931 El Progreso
74 San Pablo Jocopilas 13,328 Suchitepéquez
75 Malacatán 12,891 San Marcos
76 Chisec 12,775 Alta Verapaz
77 La Democracia 12,718 Huehuetenango
78 San Lucas Tolimán 12,674 Sololá
79 San Pedro Sacatepéquez 12,673 Guatemala
80 El Tejar 12,498 Chimaltenango
81 San Sebastián 12,403 Retalhuleu
82 Chiquimulilla 12,001 Santa Rosa
83 San Pedro Carchá 11,941 Alta Verapaz
84 El Palmar 11,875 Quetzaltenango
85 Nuevo San Carlos 11,815 Retalhuleu
86 Santa Catalina la Tinta 11,722 Alta Verapaz
87 Comitancillo 11,679 San Marcos
88 Santa Cruz Barillas 11,379 Huehuetenango
89 Patulul 11,259 Suchitepéquez
90 La Esperanza 11,258 Quetzaltenango
91 Almolonga 11,131 Quetzaltenango
92 Salcajá 11,110 Quetzaltenango
93 Guastatoya 10,776 El Progreso
94 Nueva Concepción 10,677 Escuintla
95 Livingston 10,613 Izabal
96 Ayutla 10,570 San Marcos
97 San Francisco Zapotitlán 10,458 Suchitepéquez
98 Melchor de Mencos 10,299 Petén
99 Panajachel 10,238 Sololá
100 San Pablo 10,216 San Marcos
101 Chajul 10,095 El Quiché

Ancient cities and important ruins

Dos Pilas human settlement

Dos Pilas is a Pre-Columbian site of the Maya civilization located in what is now the department of Petén, Guatemala. It dates to the Late Classic Period, being founded by an offshoot of the dynasty of the great city of Tikal in AD 629 in order to control trade routes in the Petexbatún region, particularly the Pasión River. In AD 648 Dos Pilas broke away from Tikal and became a vassal state of Calakmul, although the first two kings of Dos Pilas continued to use the same emblem glyph that Tikal did. It was a predator state from the beginning, conquering Itzan, Arroyo de Piedra and Tamarindito. Dos Pilas and a nearby city, Aguateca, eventually became the twin capitals of a single ruling dynasty. The kingdom as a whole has been named as the Petexbatun Kingdom, after Lake Petexbatún, a body of water draining into the Pasión River.

Iximche human settlement

Iximcheʼ is a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the western highlands of Guatemala. Iximche was the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524. The architecture of the site included a number of pyramid-temples, palaces and two Mesoamerican ballcourts. Excavators uncovered the poorly preserved remains of painted murals on some of the buildings and ample evidence of human sacrifice. The ruins of Iximche were declared a Guatemalan National Monument in the 1960s. The site has a small museum displaying a number of pieces found there, including sculptures and ceramics. It is open daily.

Kaminaljuyu archaeological site

Kaminaljuyu is a Pre-Columbian site of the Maya civilization that was primarily occupied from 1500 BC to AD 1200. Kaminaljuyu has been described as one of the greatest of all archaeological sites in the New World by Michael Coe, although its remains today – a few mounds only – are far less impressive than other Maya sites more frequented by tourists. When first mapped scientifically, it comprised some 200 platforms and pyramidal mounds, at least half of which were created before the end of the Preclassic period. Debate continues about the size, scale, and degree by which, as an economic and political entity, it integrated both the immediate Valley of Guatemala and the Southern Maya area.

Natural features

Caribbean Sea A sea of the Atlantic Ocean bounded by North, Central, and South America

The Caribbean Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean in the tropics of the Western Hemisphere. It is bounded by Mexico and Central America to the west and south west, to the north by the Greater Antilles starting with Cuba, to the east by the Lesser Antilles, and to the south by the north coast of South America.

Pacific Ocean Ocean between Asia and Australia in the west, the Americas in the east and Antarctica or the Southern Ocean in the south.

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and is bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.

Volcán de Agua mountain

Volcán de Agua is a stratovolcano located in the departments of Sacatepéquez and Escuintla in Guatemala. At 3,760 m (12,340 ft), Agua Volcano towers more than 3,500 m (11,500 ft) above the Pacific coastal plain to the south and 2,000 m (6,600 ft) above the Guatemalan Highlands to the north. It dominates the local landscape except when hidden by cloud cover. The volcano is within 5 to 10 km of the city of Antigua Guatemala and several other large towns situated on its northern apron. These towns have a combined population of nearly 100,000. It is within about 20 km of Escuintla to the south. Coffee is grown on the volcano's lower slopes.


Major lakes (lagos) in Guatemala
(state administrative district)
Amatitlán 14.4500 -90.5667
(14°27'N ~ 90°34'W)
Atitlán 14.7000 -91.2000
(14°42'N ~ 91°12'W)
Ayarza, Laguna de 14.4167 -90.1333
(14°25'N ~ 90°08'W)
Santa Rosa
El Golfete 15.7333 -88.8833
(15°44'N ~ 88°53'W)
Izabal 15.5000 -89.1667
(15°30'N ~ 89°10'W)
Peten Itzá 16.9833 -89.8333
(16°59'N ~ 89°50'W)
El Petén

See also

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Santa María (volcano) mountain

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Volcán de Fuego mountain in Guatemala

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Volcán Tajumulco stratovolcano in Guatemala

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Volcán Tacaná mountain in Guatemala

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