Escuintla


Escuintla

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Escuintla (sometimes spelled Esquintla) is a city in south central Guatemala. It is the capital of the Department of Escuintla and the administrative seat of Escuintla municipality.

In 2003 the city had a population of about 68,000 people. It is on the border of the central highlands and the Pacific coastal plain.

Economy

The city is among the more industrialized areas of the country. One of the most important agricultural products of the region is sugar cane. Other products are tobacco, seafood, and cattle.

Transportation

Escuintla used to be an important stop for trains going to Puerto San José until 2007. Today, the CA-2 and CA-9 highways cross here.

Attractions

* Auto Safari Chapin
* Beaches
* Rodeos

References

External links

* [http://www.viajeaguatemala.com/english/Escuintla/1051016311050.htm Escuintla on prensalibre.com]


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