Departmento de Sololá
|• Department of Guatemala||1,061 km2 (410 sq mi)|
|• Department of Guatemala||421,583|
|• Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||K'akchiquel Tz'utujil K'iche Ladino|
|• Religions||Roman Catholicism Evangelicalism Maya|
|ISO 3166 code||GT-SO|
- San Andrés Semetabaj
- San Antonio Palopó
- San José Chacayá
- San Juan La Laguna
- San Lucas Tolimán
- San Marcos La Laguna
- San Pablo La Laguna
- San Pedro La Laguna
- Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan
- Santa Catarina Palopó
- Santa Clara La Laguna
- Santa Cruz La Laguna
- Santa Lucía Utatlán
- Santa María Visitación
- Santiago Atitlán
As of 2018, the department had a population of 421,583. The area is populated almost entirely by different Mayan ethnic groups, of which the two largest groups are the Kaqchikel people and K'iche'. Kaqchikel people accounted for 50.1% of the department's population, and K'iche' accounted for 35.3%. Indigenous people in total account for 96.5% of the department's population.
With fertile soil, Sololá farmers produce maize, wheat, barley, vegetables, and fruit. Fruits include apples, cherries, cherimoya, peaches, and pears. Livestock is also common, including sheep. Since 1850, the region has had a large wool industry.
The area is mountainous and also sits on the sea. In 1850, the British described it as having a "healthy" climate "rather inclining to cold, or...temperate." Temperatures warm further south. Lago de Atitlán is located in Sololá.
Saprissa de Guatemala is Solola's main football team and the most famous club in the department.
- Citypopulation.de Population of departments in Guatemala
- Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. pp. 80–83.
- "CARACTERIZACIÓN" (PDF). Ine.gob.gt. Retrieved 14 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)