Lanquín

Lanquín



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Description

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. It is situated at 380 m above sea level. It has a population of about 16,500 people, many of Q'eqchi' Maya descent. It covers an area of 208 km².HistorySettlement by the Order of PreachersLanquín, one of the native settlement conquered peacefully by the Order of Preachers -among them: Pedro de Angulo, O.P., Luis de Cáncer, O.P. and Rodrigo de la Cebra, O.P.- was established in 1540. In the 1540s, its first Catholic chapel was built, with the name of "San Agustín Lanquín". According to this historical records, it was elevated to the municipality category in 1846, and its first mayor was Crisanto Beb, honorable native.20th centuryIn May 1956, an executive action by colonel coronel Carlos Castillo Armas declared Lanquín a National Park due to its natural beauty, which is one of the main tourist attractions in Guatemala. Later, in 1970, Lanquín was promoted to National Monument and, finally, in 1997 -by another executive action- it was declared as a National Cultural Patrimony.</ref name=deguate/>In the 1960s, the importance of the region was in livestock, exploitation of precious export wood and archaeological wealth. Timber contracts we granted to multinational companies such as Murphy Pacific Corporation from California, which invested US$30 million for the colonization of southern Petén and Alta Verapaz, and formed the North Impulsadora Company. Colonization of the area was made through a process by which inhospitable areas of the Franja Transversal del Norte (FTN) were granted to native peasants.

Places Nearby

Catholic Church

Iglesia Catolica Setzapitz
chiquixji, 1010-Carchá, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Catholic Church, Religious Organization, Organization

City

Seselá, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Seselá, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
City
Campur
Campur
City

Community Organization

Lanquin vive la aventura
Lanquín
Community Organization, Organization, Restaurant Supply Store

Country

Guatelinda
Guatemala
Country

Education

Red de Formación Ciudadana

Education

Elementary School

Colegio MIXTO NICTE
lote 45 manzana D sector 10 prados de villa hermosa zona 7 san miguel petapa, 011-Guatemala City, Guatemala
Elementary School

Food & Beverage

Hostal El Portal, Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Food & Beverage, Hotel, Travel & Transportation

Geographical Place

Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquín
Geographical Place

High School

Instituto Técnico Diversificado de Bachillerato en Construcción
San Pedro Carchá
High School

Hotel

Posada Casa El Zapote
Semuc Champey, Lanquín
Hotel, Hostel, Eco Tour Agency

Hotel & Lodging

Hotel El Recreo Lanquin

Hotel & Lodging

Hotel Resort

Greengo's Hotel
Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala, AV
Hotel Resort, Restaurant

Local Business

Semuc Champey Guatemala

Local Business
Saquijá

Local Business

Mountain

Semuc Champey Lanquin Coban

Mountain, Region

Professional Service

Estudiente chofer
deskeys, 2233-Sucum, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Professional Service

River

Semuc Champey, Guatemala

River, National Park, Region

Spa

Pretty Nails
65av. b 5-31 z.18 pinares del norte, 01001-Guatemala City, Guatemala
Spa, Nail Salon

Tour Agency

JR express
lote 6 manzanai sector b1 pinares san, 502-Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tour Agency