pools in the Cahabòn River
|Location||Alta Verapaz, Guatemala|
|Area||17.14 km2 (6.62 sq mi)|
|Elevation||380 m (1,250 ft)|
|Established||Decreto No. 025 2005|
Municipality of Languín
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