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Antigua Guatemala

(ăntē`gwə gwätəmä`lə, Span. äntē`gwä gwätāmä`lä) [Span.,=Old Guatemala] or

Antigua,

town (1991 pop. 58,114), S central Guatemala. It is the capital of Sacatepéquez dept. Founded in 1542 by survivors from nearby Ciudad Vieja, which had been destroyed by a volcanic mud and debris flow and earthquake, Antigua Guatemala became the third capital of Spanish Guatemala. In the 17th cent., it flourished as one of the richest capitals of the New World, rivaling Lima and Mexico City; by the 18th cent., its population had increased to c.60,000. Its university was a center of the arts and learning, and its churches, convents, monasteries, public buildings, and residences were characterized by massive luxury. Antigua Guatemala, dominated by the volcanoes AguaAgua
or Volcán de Agua
[Span.,=volcano of water], volcano, 12,310 ft (3,752 m) high, S Guatemala. In 1541, climaxing several days of unceasing rain and earthquakes, a lahar (a fast-moving mud and debris flow) swept down from its slopes, completely destroying
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 (12,310 ft/3,752 m high), Acatenango (12,982 ft/3,957 m high), and Fuego (12,854 ft/3,918 m high), was continually subject to disaster from volcanic eruptions, floods, and earthquakes. In 1773 a series of earthquakes leveled the city, and the Spanish captain-general subsequently ordered the removal of the capital to a plain supposedly free from earthquakes, there founding GuatemalaGuatemala,
city (1994 est. pop. 823,301), S central Guatemala, capital of the republic. Its full name is La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción. In a broad, fertile, highland valley, c.5,000 ft (1,520 m) high, it enjoys an equable climate the year round.
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 city. Antigua Guatemala, which has many fine Spanish colonial buildings, is a major tourist center. It is also a commercial center and a rich coffee-growing region.
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La Antigua Guatemala se encuentra en un valle ubicado en la region central de Guatemala, aproximadamente a 1530 msnm y presenta una temperatura media de 18.
Fue a partir de ese momento cuando Santiago de Guatemala, la ciudad dejada atras, la destruida, la abandonada, paso a ser conocida como La Antigua Guatemala.
En el sistema acuifero, estos materiales tienen valores de coeficiente de almacenamiento de 0,1 mostrando que se trata de un sistema acuifero libre desde Antigua Guatemala hasta Ciudad vieja.
La ciudad de La Antigua Guatemala esta rodeada por montanas que forman una cuenca que drena en direccion de la ciudad, cuyas aguas bajan por medio del Rio Pensativo.
Mayor El Azami indicated that the 24th edition of the Festival of Sacred Music of the World will be held in Fez at the end of next June, under the slogan "Ancestral Knowledge"; an excellent opportunity to invite Architect Susana Asencio, Mayor of the city of Antigua Guatemala, and after her visit to hold meetings to address issues of municipal interest, as well as sign the Antigua Guatemala-Fez Twinning.
5 km southeast of Antigua Guatemala at Montana La Carmona (14[degrees]32'N 90[degrees]42'W), Guatemala, on 23 January 2005, 8:00-12:00 h (CST).
Antigua Guatemala is cosmopolitan in comparison, and I was glad of it.
En 1780 se trasladaron las parroquias de El Sagrario, San Sebastian, Jocotenango, pero la de Los Remedios asi como la de La Candelaria se quedaron en La Antigua Guatemala hasta 1784.
Contract awarded for Lease of property of headquarters of the municipality of antigua guatemala of the department of sacatepequez during the period of january to december of the 2018, For attention of users of the mides, According to administrative contract mides-fps-dco-41-2018 and ministerial agreement no.
The Barcelo hotel chain announced plans to acquire a hotel in the city of Antigua Guatemala in the short term, reports Prensalibre.
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