Sololá, Guatemala

🇬🇹 Sololá is a city in Guatemala. It is the capital of the department of Sololá and the administrative seat of Sololá municipality. It is located close to Lake Atitlan.

The name is a Hispanicised form of its pre-Columbian name, one spelling variant of which is Tz'olojya. The urban centre is the core of the town and the municipality also includes four village communities — Los Encuentros, El Tablón, San Jorge la Laguna, and Argueta — as well as 59 smaller rural communities.

Sololá is situated at 2,114 m altitude on a mountainside overlooking Lake Atitlán, some 600 meters below. It is a highland market centre and is the headquarters for the Catholic Bishopric encompassing the Sololá and Chimaltenango Departments.

Almost all residents of Sololá are Kaqchikel Maya, except in Argueta, where most are K'iche' Maya. A large percentage of both men and women continue to wear traditional Mayan clothing.

Sololá is home to many international organisations including Manna Project International, Friendship Bridge, Mayan Families and Love Futbol.

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Sololá has a population of over 30,155 people. Sololá also forms the centre of the wider Sololá Department which has a population of over 421,583 people.

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