Jutiapa Department

Jutiapa Department is a department of Guatemala that borders along El Salvador and the Pacific Ocean. The capital is the city of Jutiapa. As of 2018, it has a population of 488,395[1]. The department is divided into seventeen municipalities. Jutiapa is the country's southeastern-most department. The main crops are sorghum, tobacco, onion and corn. The climate is dry. An important attraction is the cattle fair. It is at 405 m above sea level.

Jutiapa Department

Departmento de Jutiapa
Flag of Jutiapa Department
Flag
Coat of arms of Jutiapa Department
Coat of arms
Jutiapa
Jutiapa
CountryFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
CapitalJutiapa
Municipalities17
Government
 • TypeDepartmental
Area
 • Department of Guatemala3,219 km2 (1,243 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Department of Guatemala488,395
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
 • Urban
249,754
 • Religions
Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism
Time zoneUTC-6

The population is ethnically "mestizo" (European and indigenous), though in the northern regions of Jutiapa there are few descendants that once belonged to the now extinct[citation needed] Xinca population. The indigenous population is non existent today in Jutiapa with traditional language and culture no longer conserved or practiced.

The coat of arms contains the cornucopia symbolizing Jutiapa as the barn of the East, supplying Guatemala with most of the grain consumed by the people. The horse and the cow represent the cattle; the books stand for educational and cultural advances. In the background sits La Cruz hill, the firm guardian of the departmental chief town, with the tower or antenna of a Jutiapa radio station. Behind the hill float the clouds, the sky and the sun of Jutiapa, "The Sun City". This coat of arms is placed on the flag between two laurel branches symbolizing the daily triumphs of the sons of Jutiapa. The flag is mainly white, showing in its center the coat of arms adapted and adroned, between two laurel branches.

MunicipalitiesEdit

  1. Agua Blanca
  2. Asunción Mita
  3. Atescatempa
  4. Comapa
  5. Conguaco
  6. El Adelanto
  7. El Progreso
  8. Jalpatagua
  9. Jerez
  10. Jutiapa
  11. Moyuta
  12. Pasaco
  13. Quesada
  14. San José Acatempa
  15. Santa Catarina Mita
  16. Yupiltepeque
  17. Zapotitlán

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Citypopulation.de Population of departments in Guatemala

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 14°16′58″N 89°53′33″W / 14.28278°N 89.89250°W / 14.28278; -89.89250