Chisec

Chisec



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Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. It is situated at 230m above sea level. The municipality covers a territory of 1488 km². Approximately 95% of the municipality's inhabitants are Mayan, spread over the town of Chisec and approximately 140 communities. (There used to be closer to 240 communities, but a number of these have officially split off to the new municipality of Raxruha, created by the Guatemalan Congress in 2008.) Q'eqchi' is widely spoken there alongside Spanish.HistoryFranja Transversal del NorteThe first settler project in the Franja Transversal del Norte was in Sebol-Chinajá in Alta Verapaz. Sebol, then regarded as a strategic point and route through Cancuén river, which communicated with Petén through the Usumacinta River on the border with Mexico and the only road that existed was a dirt one built by President Lázaro Chacón in 1928. In 1958, during the government of General Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes the Inter-American Development Bank financed infrastructure projects in Sebol. In 1960, then Army captain Fernando Romeo Lucas Garcia inherited Saquixquib and Punta de Boloncó farms in northeastern Sebol. In 1963 he bought the farm "San Fernando" El Palmar de Sejux and finally bought the "Sepur" farm near San Fernando. During those years, Lucas was in the Guatemalan legislature and lobbied in Congress to boost investment in that area of the country.

Places Nearby

Airport Terminal

El Paraiso Chisec A .V
Chisec, Guatemala
Airport Terminal

Arts & Entertainment

Jardín botánico de Guatemala
Avenida La Reforma, 0-63 zona 10, 01010-Guatemala City, Guatemala
Arts & Entertainment, Garden Center

Automotive, Aircraft & Boat

Motorepuestos y Servicios El Viajero
Calle Principal, 502-Chisec alta verapaz
Automotive, Aircraft & Boat, Professional Service, Hotel

Cafe

Cafetería Luz
Mz 24 lote 11 Colonia Tierra Nueva 1, +502-Guatemala City, Guatemala
Cafe, Grocery Store

City

San Juan Tecuaco

City, City Hall, Landmark & Historical Place
Chisec
Chisec
City, City
Flores

City, Bridge, Food & Beverage

Gym/Physical Fitness Center

CrossFit D6
6ta Avenida, 9-18 Zona 10, Edificio Sixtino II, Local 3, 502-Guatemala City, GT
Gym/Physical Fitness Center

Hotel

Hotel Casa Vieja, Chisec, Cobán

Hotel

Local Business

Samococh
Chisec
Local Business
Arreglos de globos Gonzalez
tierra nueva 1, 502-Guatemala City, Guatemala
Local Business
Cuevas De Candelaria

Local Business
Cruce de Playa Grande

Local Business
Cruce a Playa Grande, Ixcan, Quiche

Local Business
Chicec

Local Business

Recreation Center

Hun Nal Ye
San Cristóbal Verapaz, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Recreation Center, Nature Preserve, Amusement & Theme Park

Restaurant

Hotel Bombilpek, Chisec, A. V.
Chisec, A. V.
Restaurant
El Ranchon Saxarche Peten

Restaurant

Sports & Recreation Venue

CrossFit 502 Newborn
Km 14.5 Carretera a El Salvador Centro Comercial Escala Local #36, 01073-Guatemala City, Guatemala
Sports & Recreation Venue

Township

Aldea Canaan, Chisec A.V.

Township