Zacapa (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈkapa]) is the departmental capital municipality of Zacapa Department, one of the 22 Departments of Guatemala. It is approximately 70 miles or 112 kilometers from Guatemala City.
|• Mayor||Julio Sanchez|
|• Municipality||78 km2 (30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||120 m (390 ft)|
|• Religions||Catholicism, Evangelicalism|
Historian and poet, Capitán Don Francisco Antonio De Fuentes Y Guzmán notes in his Remembrance Florida, the name Zacapa derives from Nahuatl Zacatl meaning grass or weed, and apan meaning in the river, a word which in turn is composed of atl also meaning water, river, and apan. Zacapa means on the river of grass.
- Zacapa rum, a brand named for this city.
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