|o Mayor||Julio Sanchez|
|o Municipality||78 km2 (30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||120 m (390 ft)|
|Population (Census 2002)|
|o Religions||Catholicism, Evangelicalism|
Zacapa (Spanish pronunciation: [sa'kapa]) 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.
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.