This is a list of places in Guatemala .
Population data based on the 2002 census.
|5||San Miguel Petapa||94,228||Guatemala|
|7||San Juan Sacatepéquez||81,584||Guatemala|
|13||Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa||49,480||Escuintla|
|17||Santa Catarina Pinula||44,974||Guatemala|
|24||San Francisco El Alto||33,240||Totonicapán|
|26||San Pedro Sacatepéquez||31,783||San Marcos|
|27||San José Pinula||31,436||Guatemala|
|30||San Pedro Ayampuc||29,663||Guatemala|
|39||Santa Cruz del Quiché||20,870||El Quiché|
|40||San Marcos||19,648||San Marcos|
|44||Santa Maria Nebaj||18,484||El Quiché|
|49||Puerto San José||17,430||Escuintla|
|56||San Cristóbal Verapaz||16,445||Alta Verapaz|
|57||San Andrés Itzapa||16,350||Chimaltenango|
|63||San Lucas Sacatepéquez||14,783||Sacatepéquez|
|67||Santa María de Jesús||14,418||Sacatepéquez|
|74||San Pablo Jocopilas||13,328||Suchitepéquez|
|78||San Lucas Tolimán||12,674||Sololá|
|79||San Pedro Sacatepéquez||12,673||Guatemala|
|83||San Pedro Carchá||11,941||Alta Verapaz|
|85||Nuevo San Carlos||11,815||Retalhuleu|
|86||Santa Catalina la Tinta||11,722||Alta Verapaz|
|88||Santa Cruz Barillas||11,379||Huehuetenango|
|97||San Francisco Zapotitlán||10,458||Suchitepéquez|
|98||Melchor de Mencos||10,299||Petén|
|100||San Pablo||10,216||San Marcos|
|Major lakes (lagos) in Guatemala|
(state administrative district)
(14°27'N ~ 90°34'W)
(14°42'N ~ 91°12'W)
|Ayarza, Laguna de||14.4167 -90.1333|
(14°25'N ~ 90°08'W)
|El Golfete||15.7333 -88.8833|
(15°44'N ~ 88°53'W)
(15°30'N ~ 89°10'W)
|Peten Itzá||16.9833 -89.8333|
(16°59'N ~ 89°50'W)
Guatemala City, locally known as Guatemala or Guate, officially Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, is the capital and largest city of Guatemala, and the most populous urban area in Central America. The city is located in the south-central part of the country, nestled in a mountain valley called Valle de la Ermita. It is estimated that its population is about 1 million. Guatemala City is also the capital of the Municipality of Guatemala and of the Guatemala Department.
Guatemala is mountainous, except for the south coastal area and the vast northern lowlands of Petén department. The country is located in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Honduras and Belize and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico. Two mountain chains enter Guatemala from west to east, dividing the country into three major regions: the highlands, where the mountains are located; the Pacific coast, south of the mountains; and the limestone plateau of the Petén region, north of the mountains. These areas vary in climate, elevation, and landscape, providing dramatic contrasts between hot and humid tropical lowlands and highland peaks and valleys.
Antigua (Guatemala), commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua, is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala known for its preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Sacatepéquez is one of the 22 departments of Guatemala. The name comes from Sacatepéquez, a city from November 21, 1542 until July 29, 1773 when it was destroyed by the 1773 Guatemalan Earthquake. Sacatepéquez means grasshill in the Nahuatl language. The capital of Sacatepéquez is Antigua Guatemala which is home to an extensive textile marketplace. Other important cities include Ciudad Vieja and San Lucas Sacatepéquez, which also hosts a marketplace and is a culinary attraction. The Chajoma were a group of indigenous people who were Kaqchikel speaking Indians identified Mixco Viejo as their capital, and spread throughout the Sacatepequez Department until their capital was moved to Ciudad Vieja, in Antigua.
El Progreso is a department in Guatemala. The departmental capital is Guastatoya. The Spanish established themselves in the region by 1551, after the Spanish conquest of Guatemala. El Progreso was declared a department in 1908, but was dissolved in 1920 before being reestablished in 1934. Guastatoya was badly affected by the 1976 Guatemala earthquake.
Santa María Volcano is a large active volcano in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the Quetzaltenango Department near the city of Quetzaltenango.
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.
Volcán de Fuego or Chi Q'aq' is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala, on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez departments. It sits about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Antigua, one of Guatemala's most famous cities and a tourist destination. It has erupted frequently since the Spanish conquest, most recently in June and November 2018.
Andrés del Valle Rodríguez was President of El Salvador from February 1 until May 1, 1876.
Ciudad Vieja is a town and municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez. According to the 2018 census, the town has a population of 32,802 and the municipality a population of 33,405. Ciudad Vieja was the second site of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, the colonial capital of the country.
Yepocapa -also known as San Pedro Yepocapa is a town, with a population of 17,021, and a municipality in the Chimaltenango department of Guatemala. It is located at the bottom of Volcán de Fuego, which has destroyed the town several times, the latest on 14 October 1974.
Volcán Tajumulco is a large stratovolcano in the department of San Marcos in western Guatemala. It is the highest mountain in Central America at 4,202 metres (13,786 ft). It is part of the mountain range of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, which begins in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas.
The volcano Tacaná is the second highest peak in Central America at 4,060 metres (13,320 ft), located in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas of northern Guatemala and southern Mexico. It is also known in Mexico as Volcán Tacina.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Guatemala:
The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the Republic of Guatemala.
The 2018 Volcán de Fuego eruption was a series of volcanic explosions and pyroclastic flows from the Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala on Sunday 3 June 2018. The eruption included lahars, pyroclastic flows, and clouds of volcanic ash, which left almost no evacuation time and caused the death of nearly two hundred people. It was the deadliest eruption in Guatemala since 1929.