|San Juan Ixcoy|
|Municipality||San Juan Ixcoy|
|• Municipality||224 km2 (86 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||2,000 m (7,000 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||1,500 m (4,900 ft)|
|Population (Census 2002)|
|• Ethnicities||Q'anjob'al (90%), Mam (7%), Akatek (2%), Ladino (1%)|
|• Religions||Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya|
San Juan Ixcoy is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. The municipality covers an area of 224 km² and is formed by the town of San Juan Ixcoy, 11 villages and 33 caserios (rural communities). Its population of 19,367 (in 2002) is predominantly of Maya Q'anjob'al descent.
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San Juan Ixcoy is located in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes range and borders with the municipalities of Soloma and Santa Eulalia in the North, Chiantla in the South and Nebaj in the East.
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