San Sebastián Huehuetenango

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San Sebastián Huehuetenango is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. It is located approximately 27 km. north of the city of Huehuetenango on Inter-American Highway heading toward the Mexican border at La Mesilla. The language spoken is Mayan Mam. The majority of the inhabitants are subsistence farmers.

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Guatemala is divided into 22 departments which are in turn divided into 340 municipalities.

Coordinates: 15°23′N91°35′W / 15.383°N 91.583°W / 15.383; -91.583

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