Uspantán

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Uspantán
Municipality
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Coordinates: 15°20′45″N 90°52′10″W / 15.34583°N 90.86944°W / 15.34583; -90.86944
KintraFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
DepairtmentEl Quiché
MunicipalitySan Miguel Uspantán
Govrenment
 • TeepMunicipal
 • AlcaldeVictor Hugo Figeroa Pérez
Area
 • Municipality865 km2 (334 sq mi)
Elevation
1825 m (5,988 ft)
Highest elevation
2500 m (8,200 ft)
Lowest elevation
500 m (1,600 ft)
Population
 (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality41,892
 • Urban
4,198
 • Ethnicities
Uspantek K'iche' Ixil K'ekchi Ladino
 • Releegions
Roman Catholicism Evangelicalism Maya
Websitehttp://www.inforpressca.com/uspantan/

Uspantán is a municipality in the Guatemalan depairtment o El Quiché. It is ane o the lairgest municipalities o El Quiché an stretches frae the muntainous heichlands in the sooth tae the tropical lawlands in the North. The municipal seat is in Villa de San Miguel Uspantán wi a population o 2,800. The birthplace o Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, a commonty namit Laj Chimel, is locatit Uspantán no far frae the municipal seat. Completion o pavin on the road in frae Chichicastenango haes brocht a sma tourist boom tae the toun.

The municipality includes the pre-Columbie Maya airchaeological steid o Chitinamit, believit tae be Jakawitz, the first caipital o the K'iche' Maya.[2][3]

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  1. "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002.
  2. Sharer & Traxler 2006, p.622.
  3. Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes. Item 1005.

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Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes. "Base de Datos Sitios Arqueológicos" (PDF). Guatemala: Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 23 Januar 2010.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link) (in Spaingie)
Sharer, Robert J.; with Loa p. Traxler (2006). The Ancient Maya (6th (fully revised) ed.). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-4817-9. OCLC 57577446.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)

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