Taxisco

Taxisco is a town and municipality in the Santa Rosa department of Guatemala. It is located near the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean.

Taxisco
Municipality
CountryFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
DepartmentFlag of Santa Rosa Department.GIF Santa Rosa
Area
 • Municipality471 km2 (182 sq mi)
Population
 (2018 census)[1]
 • Municipality29,846
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban
9,130

Taxisco was the birthplace of Juan José Arévalo, who served as President of the Republic from 1945 to 1951.

Prior to the Spanish Conquest, Taxisco was occupied by the Xinca people.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Guatemala
  2. ^ Letona Zuleta et al, p.5.

ReferencesEdit

  • Letona Zuleta, José Vinicio; Carlos Camacho Nassar; Juan Antonio Fernández Gamarro. Carlos Camacho Nassar (ed.). "Las tierras comunales xincas de Guatemala" (DOC). Tierra, identidad y conflicto en Guatemala: Las tierras comunales xincas (in Spanish). Guatemala: Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO; Misión de Verificación de las Naciones Unidas en Guatemala (MINUGUA); Dependencia Presidencial de Asistencia Legal y Resolución de Conflictos sobre la Tierra (CONTIERRA). Retrieved 2011-09-22.

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Coordinates: 14°04′N 90°28′W / 14.067°N 90.467°W / 14.067; -90.467