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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.

Zacapa
Municipality
Official seal of Zacapa
Seal
Zacapa is located in Guatemala
Zacapa
Zacapa
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°58′N 89°32′W / 14.967°N 89.533°W / 14.967; -89.533
CountryFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department..Zacapa Flag(GUATEMALA).png Zacapa
MunicipalityZacapa
Government
 • TypeMunicipal
 • MayorJulio Sanchez
Area
 • Municipality78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation
120 m (390 ft)
Population
 (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality59,089
 • Urban
30,037
 • Ethnicities
Ladinos
 • Religions
Catholicism, Evangelicalism
ClimateBSh
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SportsEdit

Football club Deportivo Zacapa competes in Guatemala's top division and play their home games at the Estadio David Ordoñez Bardales. Their team mascot is the Gallo (rooster).

EtymologyEdit

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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002.

Coordinates: 14°58′N 89°32′W / 14.967°N 89.533°W / 14.967; -89.533