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Zacapa is located in Guatemala
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°58?N 89°32?W / 14.967°N 89.533°W / 14.967; -89.533
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department ..Zacapa Flag(GUATEMALA).png Zacapa
Municipality Zacapa
 o Type Municipal
 o Mayor Julio Sanchez
 o Municipality 78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 o Municipality 59,089
 o Urban 30,037
 o Ethnicities Ladinos
 o Religions Catholicism, Evangelicalism
Climate BSh

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.


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).


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.

See also


  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

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