Huehuetenango Department

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, p.184" Fox 1987, 2008, p.184. and is overlooked by the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes mountain range. ITMB Publishing Ltd. states Guatemala Mexico United States region Quetzaltenango (Quetzaltenango Department), Huehuetenango (Huehuetenango Department), San Marcos (San Marcos Department), and Retalhuleu (Retalhuleu Department); Chiapas, Mexico; California, United

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bean beans . On the warmer lower slopes the primary crops are coffee, sugarcane, tobacco, chile, yuca (Cassava), achiote and a wide range of fruits. Rouanet et al 1992, pp.8-10. Although historically cattle and horse farming was important, the size of production is much reduced in modern times, with the rearing of sheep now more widespread. Mines in Huehuetenango produce silver, lead, zinc and copper. Gold was once mined in the department but it is no longer extracted. In 2000, the private mining company Minas de Guatemala S.A. was extracting antimony from underground mines near San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán. Velasco pp.6.3, Table 2. Local handicraft production mainly consists of weaving traditional Maya textiles, mostly cotton but also wool, depending on the local climate. In 2008 the most important product for exportation was coffee. Díaz Camposeco 2008, p.49. Municipalities The department of Huehuetenango includes 31 municipalities (Municipalities of Guatemala): Rouanet et al 1992, pp.1-5. class "wikitable sortable" style "float:center;margin:.5em" border "1" ! Municipality !! Ethnicity !! Population !! Festival !! Altitude !!Extent - Aguacatán Awakatek Chalchitek 45,506 moveable 40 days after Holy Week.Aguacatán at Inforpessca. Access date 2010-02-07.

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right Bridge over the San Juan River near its source, which is one of the principal tourist attractions in the department. Huehuetenango covers an area of in western Guatemala and is bordered on the north and west by Mexico. On the east side it is bordered by the department of El Quiché (Quiché Department) and on the south by the departments of Totonicapán (Totonicapán Department), Quetzaltenango (Quetzaltenango Department) and San Marcos Department San

River flowing through the outskirts of Quetzaltenango city The department of Quetzaltenango is situated in the western highlands (Guatemalan Highlands) of Guatemala and covers an area of approximately , Rouanet et al 1992, p.1. approximately 1.8% of the total area of the Republic of Guatemala. Dirección Técnica de Coordinación Regional y Departamental 1999, p.1. ref>

Zacapa '''Aguacatán''' is a municipality in the Guatemalan department (Departments of Guatemala) of Huehuetenango (Huehuetenango Department). It is situated at 1670m above sea level. It has a population of 41,000. It covers a terrain of 300km2. '''Chiantla''' is a municipality in the Guatemalan department (Departments of Guatemala) of Huehuetenango (Huehuetenango Department). It is situated at 2,000m above sea level. It covers a terrain

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. The name is derived from the Nahuatl language of central Mexico, given by the indigenous allies of the Spanish (Spanish people) conquistadors during the Spanish Conquest (Spanish colonization of the Americas) of Guatemala. It is usually said to mean "place of the elders" but may be a corruption of "place of the ''ahuehuete (Taxodium mucronatum)'' trees". Rouanet et al 1992, p.2. Geography thumb right Bridge over the San Juan River near its source, which is one of the principal tourist attractions in the department. (File:Guate2004 0417 074028riosanjuan.JPG) Huehuetenango covers an area of

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years or under. Díaz Camposeco et al 2008, p.14. History Early history thumb right The Maya ruins of Zaculeu, near Huehuetenango city (File:Zacuelu3A.jpg) The area was occupied by the Maya civilization since at least the Mesoamerican Early Classic Period (Mesoamerican chronology). Arroyo 2001, p.42. At the time of the Spanish Conquest (Spanish colonization of the Americas), the Maya city (List of Maya sites) of Zaculeu

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and livestock production, run by Spaniards (Spanish people). In modern times agriculture is the most important industry, although mining continues on a small scale and handicraft production also contributes to the local economy. Rouanet et al 1992, p.8. Maize is cultivated across the whole department, without being limited by local climatic differences. The primary highland crops are wheat, potatoes, barley, alfalfa and Common


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Huehuetenango Department

'''Huehuetenango''' is one of the 22 department (Departments of Guatemala)s of Guatemala. It is situated in the western highlands (Guatemalan Highlands) and shares borders with México in the north and west; with El Quiché in the east, with Totonicapán (Totonicapán (department)), Quetzaltenango (Quetzaltenango (department)), and San Marcos (San Marcos (department)) to the south. The capital is the city of Huehuetenango. ITMB 2005.

Huehuetenango's ethnic composition is one of the most diverse in Guatemala. While the Mam (Mam people) are predominant in the department, other Maya groups (Maya people) are the Q'anjob'al (Q'anjob'al people), Chuj (Chuj people), Jakaltek (Jakaltek people), Tektik (Tektitek people), Awakatek (Awakatek people), Chalchitek (Chalchitek people), Akatek (Akatek people) and K'iche' (K'iche' language). Each of these nine Maya ethnic groups speaks their own language. . Rouanet et al 1992, pp.4-5. Rodríguez L., p.v. Díaz Camposeco et al 2008, pp.17, 19.

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