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Contents: Departments and Municipalities

The population of the departments and municipalities of Guatemala according to census results.

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
2002-11-24
Population
Census
2018-07-23
Alta Verapaz (San Agustín Lanquín)Department776,2461,215,038
ChahalMunicipality16,85326,644
ChisecMunicipality...84,553
CobánMunicipality144,461212,421
Fray Bartolomé de las CasasMunicipality44,53866,141
LanquínMunicipality16,54624,099
PanzósMunicipality44,77071,846
Raxruhá (← Chisec)Municipality...36,832
San Cristóbal VerapazMunicipality43,33668,819
San Juan ChamelcoMunicipality38,97357,456
San Pedro CarcháMunicipality148,344235,275
Santa Catalina la Tinta (La Tinta)Municipality27,02740,516
Santa Cruz VerapazMunicipality19,01232,042
Santa María Cahabón (Cahabón)Municipality42,94964,911
SenahúMunicipality54,47191,974
TacticMunicipality24,53538,052
TamahúMunicipality12,68519,984
TucurúMunicipality28,42143,473
Baja VerapazDepartment215,915299,476
CubulcoMunicipality43,63954,869
GranadosMunicipality11,33813,595
PurulháMunicipality33,36656,822
RabinalMunicipality31,16840,797
SalamáMunicipality47,27465,275
San JerónimoMunicipality17,46925,459
San Miguel ChicajMunicipality23,20133,121
Santa Cruz El Chol (El Chol)Municipality8,4609,538
ChimaltenangoDepartment446,133615,776
AcatenangoMunicipality18,33623,228
ChimaltenangoMunicipality74,07796,985
El TejarMunicipality13,82319,492
ParramosMunicipality9,53715,924
PatzicíaMunicipality23,40133,207
PatzúnMunicipality42,32658,240
PochutaMunicipality9,8428,790
San Andrés ItzapaMunicipality21,15132,083
San José PoaquilMunicipality19,98226,845
San Juan Comalapa (Comalapa)Municipality35,44148,597
San Martín JilotepequeMunicipality58,57873,469
Santa ApoloniaMunicipality11,85918,540
Santa Cruz BalanyáMunicipality6,5049,479
Tecpán GuatemalaMunicipality59,85991,927
YepocapaMunicipality23,50934,948
ZaragozaMunicipality17,90824,022
ChiquimulaDepartment302,485415,063
CamotánMunicipality36,22656,138
ChiquimulaMunicipality79,815111,505
Concepción Las MinasMunicipality11,98911,693
EsquipulasMunicipality41,74653,556
IpalaMunicipality19,28422,413
JocotánMunicipality40,90366,379
OlopaMunicipality17,81727,511
QuezaltepequeMunicipality24,75928,075
San JacintoMunicipality10,53012,619
San José La AradaMunicipality7,5058,756
San Juan ErmitaMunicipality11,91116,418
El ProgresoDepartment139,490176,632
El JícaroMunicipality10,68513,128
GuastatoyaMunicipality18,56224,821
MorazánMunicipality10,87412,164
San Agustín AcasaguastlánMunicipality34,34345,765
San Antonio La PazMunicipality15,15120,957
SanarateMunicipality33,02539,444
San Cristóbal AcasaguastlánMunicipality6,1297,199
SansareMunicipality10,72113,154
EscuintlaDepartment538,746733,181
EscuintlaMunicipality119,897156,313
GuanagazapaMunicipality12,72615,958
IztapaMunicipality10,99318,342
La DemocraciaMunicipality18,36323,017
La GomeraMunicipality...46,666
MasaguaMunicipality32,24545,323
Nueva ConcepciónMunicipality59,56372,909
PalínMunicipality36,75665,873
San JoséMunicipality41,80462,801
Santa Lucía CotzumalguapaMunicipality85,974112,780
San Vicente PacayaMunicipality12,67816,705
Sipacate (← La Gomera)Municipality...16,234
SiquinaláMunicipality14,79322,968
TiquisateMunicipality44,98357,292
Guatemala (San Miguel Petapa)Department2,541,5813,015,081
AmatitlánMunicipality82,870116,711
ChinautlaMunicipality95,312114,752
ChuarranchoMunicipality10,10112,638
FraijanesMunicipality30,70158,922
GuatemalaMunicipality942,348923,392
MixcoMunicipality403,689465,773
PalenciaMunicipality47,70570,973
PetapaMunicipality101,242135,447
San José del GolfoMunicipality5,1567,229
San José PinulaMunicipality47,27879,844
San Juan SacatepéquezMunicipality152,583218,156
San Pedro AyampucMunicipality44,99658,609
San Pedro SacatepéquezMunicipality31,50351,292
San RaimundoMunicipality22,61531,605
Santa Catarina PinulaMunicipality63,76780,582
Villa CanalesMunicipality103,814155,422
Villa NuevaMunicipality355,901433,734
HuehuetenangoDepartment846,5441,170,669
AguacatánMunicipality41,67149,607
ChiantlaMunicipality...87,447
ColotenangoMunicipality21,83434,834
Concepción HuistaMunicipality...18,915
CuilcoMunicipality46,40760,395
HuehuetenangoMunicipality81,294117,818
JacaltenangoMunicipality34,39737,171
La DemocraciaMunicipality36,28455,434
La LibertadMunicipality28,56338,234
MalacatancitoMunicipality15,54019,155
NentónMunicipality28,98345,679
Petatán (← Concepción Huista)Municipality...6,366
San Antonio HuistaMunicipality12,67516,697
San Gaspar IxchilMunicipality5,8098,142
San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán (Ixtahuacán)Municipality30,46644,424
San Juan AtitánMunicipality13,36519,418
San Juan IxcoyMunicipality19,36723,204
San Mateo IxtatánMunicipality29,99343,810
San Miguel AcatánMunicipality21,80527,128
San Pedro NectaMunicipality26,02538,510
San Pedro Soloma (Soloma)Municipality35,76449,030
San Rafael La IndependenciaMunicipality10,83014,149
San Rafael PetzalMunicipality6,42011,271
San Sebastián CoatánMunicipality18,02220,905
San Sebastián HuehuetenangoMunicipality21,19832,608
Santa Ana HuistaMunicipality7,3689,413
Santa BárbaraMunicipality15,31833,608
Santa Cruz Barillas (Barillas)Municipality75,987100,849
Santa EulaliaMunicipality30,10239,025
Santiago ChimaltenangoMunicipality5,81110,507
TectitánMunicipality7,18910,830
Todos Santos CuchumatánMunicipality26,11830,186
Unión Cantinil (← Chiantla)Municipality...15,900
IzabalDepartment314,306408,688
El EstorMunicipality42,98473,328
LivingstonMunicipality48,58873,492
Los AmatesMunicipality56,18760,914
MoralesMunicipality85,469100,361
Puerto BarriosMunicipality81,078100,593
JalapaDepartment242,926342,923
JalapaMunicipality105,796159,840
MataquescuintlaMunicipality32,86041,848
MonjasMunicipality21,06927,354
San Carlos AlzatateMunicipality12,20718,977
San Luis JilotepequeMunicipality20,69624,679
San Manuel ChaparrónMunicipality7,2068,317
San Pedro PinulaMunicipality43,09261,908
JutiapaDepartment389,085488,395
Agua BlancaMunicipality14,30316,353
Asunción MitaMunicipality40,39148,297
AtescatempaMunicipality14,77318,402
ComapaMunicipality23,71532,207
ConguacoMunicipality16,39023,452
El AdelantoMunicipality5,3136,500
El ProgresoMunicipality18,19422,114
JalpataguaMunicipality22,77628,832
JerezMunicipality5,1436,309
JutiapaMunicipality109,910145,880
MoyutaMunicipality35,05139,781
PasacoMunicipality8,3448,854
QuezadaMunicipality17,86922,710
San José Acatempa (Acatempa)Municipality11,72513,206
Santa Catarina MitaMunicipality23,48928,983
Yupiltepeque Municipality13,07917,389
ZapotitlánMunicipality8,6209,126
PeténDepartment366,735545,600
DoloresMunicipality...26,920
El Chal (← Dolores)Municipality...13,819
FloresMunicipality30,89738,186
La LibertadMunicipality...71,939
Las Cruces (← La Libertad)Municipality...32,715
Melchor de MencosMunicipality18,87228,238
PoptúnMunicipality35,66352,282
San AndrésMunicipality20,29532,878
San BenitoMunicipality29,92643,841
San FranciscoMunicipality8,91715,371
San JoséMunicipality3,5846,989
San LuisMunicipality48,74567,038
Santa AnaMunicipality14,60221,970
SayaxchéMunicipality55,57893,414
QuetzaltenangoDepartment624,716799,101
AlmolongaMunicipality13,88015,724
CabricánMunicipality19,28123,033
CajoláMunicipality9,86814,948
CantelMunicipality30,88842,142
CoatepequeMunicipality94,186105,415
ColombaMunicipality38,74647,544
Concepción ChiquirichapaMunicipality15,91217,342
El PalmarMunicipality22,91729,132
Flores Costa CucaMunicipality19,40521,630
GénovaMunicipality30,53137,497
HuitánMunicipality9,76913,450
La EsperanzaMunicipality14,49722,166
OlintepequeMunicipality22,54435,060
Palestina de Los AltosMunicipality11,68216,205
QuetzaltenangoMunicipality127,569180,706
SalcajáMunicipality14,82919,434
San Carlos SijaMunicipality28,38930,224
San Francisco La UniónMunicipality7,4037,939
San Juan Ostuncalco (Ostuncalco)Municipality41,15051,828
San Martín SacatepéquezMunicipality20,71229,373
San MateoMunicipality4,9827,895
San Miguel SigüiláMunicipality6,5067,889
SibiliaMunicipality7,7968,407
ZunilMunicipality11,27414,118
QuichéDepartment655,510949,261
CanilláMunicipality9,07312,172
ChajulMunicipality31,78046,658
ChicamánMunicipality25,28039,731
ChichéMunicipality19,76229,646
ChichicastenangoMunicipality107,193141,567
ChiniqueMunicipality8,00911,382
CunénMunicipality25,59541,455
IxcánMunicipality61,44899,470
JoyabajMunicipality52,49882,369
NebajMunicipality53,61772,686
PachalumMunicipality7,0378,839
PatzitéMunicipality4,6956,144
SacapulasMunicipality35,70652,620
San Andrés SajcabajáMunicipality19,03524,981
San Antonio IlotenangoMunicipality17,20425,590
San Bartolomé JocotenangoMunicipality8,63913,568
San Juan CotzalMunicipality20,05031,532
San Pedro JocopilasMunicipality21,78231,950
Santa Cruz del QuichéMunicipality62,36978,279
UspantánMunicipality41,89265,872
ZacualpaMunicipality22,84632,750
RetalhuleuDepartment241,411326,828
ChampericoMunicipality25,28032,815
El AsintalMunicipality27,81236,882
Nuevo San CarlosMunicipality27,27439,565
RetalhuleuMunicipality70,47090,505
San Andrés Villa SecaMunicipality32,81947,820
San FelipeMunicipality17,26824,446
San Martín Zapotitlán Municipality8,10212,083
San SebastiánMunicipality21,72529,167
Santa Cruz MuluáMunicipality10,66113,545
SacatepéquezDepartment248,019330,469
AlotenangoMunicipality15,84823,986
Antigua GuatemalaMunicipality41,09746,054
Ciudad ViejaMunicipality25,69633,405
JocotenangoMunicipality18,56221,657
Magdalena Milpas AltasMunicipality8,33111,856
PastoresMunicipality11,68217,814
San Antonio Aguas CalientesMunicipality8,63211,347
San Bartolomé Milpas AltasMunicipality5,2917,816
San Lucas SacatepéquezMunicipality18,39423,369
San Miguel DueñasMunicipality8,96612,696
Santa Catarina BarahonaMunicipality2,9574,061
Santa Lucía Milpas AltasMunicipality10,12615,570
Santa María de Jesús Municipality14,46021,938
Santiago SacatepéquezMunicipality22,03829,238
Santo Domingo XenacojMunicipality7,94012,402
SumpangoMunicipality27,99937,260
San MarcosDepartment794,9511,032,277
AyutlaMunicipality27,43537,049
CatarinaMunicipality24,56130,014
ComitancilloMunicipality46,37159,489
Concepción TutuapaMunicipality49,36368,148
El QuetzalMunicipality18,97923,511
El RodeoMunicipality14,12517,881
El TumbadorMunicipality35,50744,395
Esquipulas Palo GordoMunicipality8,61312,892
IxchiguánMunicipality20,32422,375
La Blanca (← Ocós)Municipality...29,112
La ReformaMunicipality14,62317,918
MalacatánMunicipality70,83492,816
Nuevo ProgresoMunicipality26,14030,067
OcósMunicipality...10,841
PajapitaMunicipality16,60021,725
Río BlancoMunicipality4,8725,318
San Antonio SacatepéquezMunicipality14,65819,100
San Cristóbal CuchoMunicipality13,92816,619
San José OjetenamMunicipality16,54119,009
San LorenzoMunicipality9,71413,125
San MarcosMunicipality36,32547,063
San Miguel IxtahuacánMunicipality29,65847,301
San PabloMunicipality36,53548,937
San Pedro SacatepéquezMunicipality58,00579,158
San Rafael Pie de la CuestaMunicipality13,07217,139
SibinalMunicipality13,26815,733
SipacapaMunicipality14,04320,178
TacanáMunicipality62,62075,788
TajumulcoMunicipality41,30850,907
TejutlaMunicipality27,67238,669
Santa RosaDepartment301,370396,607
BarberenaMunicipality38,91258,276
CasillasMunicipality20,40024,956
ChiquimulillaMunicipality43,62353,727
CuilapaMunicipality30,95141,359
GuazacapánMunicipality13,97918,855
Nueva Santa RosaMunicipality28,65336,454
OratorioMunicipality19,55024,954
Pueblo Nuevo ViñasMunicipality20,16525,529
San Juan TecuacoMunicipality7,89510,122
San Rafael Las FloresMunicipality9,07812,641
Santa Cruz NaranjoMunicipality11,24116,385
Santa María IxhuatánMunicipality19,48023,801
Santa Rosa de LimaMunicipality14,82319,702
TaxiscoMunicipality22,62029,846
SololáDepartment307,661421,583
Concepción Municipality4,3296,601
NahualáMunicipality51,93975,430
PanajachelMunicipality11,14215,077
San Andrés SemetabajMunicipality9,41113,142
San Antonio PalopóMunicipality10,52014,437
San José ChacayáMunicipality2,4454,068
San Juan La LagunaMunicipality8,14912,162
San Lucas TolimánMunicipality21,45529,772
San Marcos La LagunaMunicipality2,2382,617
San Pablo La LagunaMunicipality5,6747,299
San Pedro La LagunaMunicipality9,03410,705
Santa Catarina IxtahuacanMunicipality41,20856,981
Santa Catarina PalopóMunicipality2,8693,924
Santa Clara La LagunaMunicipality6,8949,405
Santa Cruz La LagunaMunicipality4,1975,820
Santa Lucía UtatlánMunicipality18,01121,284
Santa María VisitaciónMunicipality1,9192,370
Santiago AtitlánMunicipality32,25441,877
SololáMunicipality63,97388,612
SuchitepéquezDepartment403,945554,695
ChicacaoMunicipality42,94360,735
CuyotenangoMunicipality...33,436
La Máquina (← Cuyotenango)Municipality...23,062
MazatenangoMunicipality65,39577,431
PatululMunicipality29,83440,683
Pueblo NuevoMunicipality8,77411,315
Río BravoMunicipality17,30427,606
SamayacMunicipality17,72124,790
San Antonio SuchitepéquezMunicipality37,85759,184
San BernardinoMunicipality10,68315,849
San Francisco ZapotitlánMunicipality16,02822,533
San GabrielMunicipality3,9667,383
San José El IdoloMunicipality7,64510,212
San Juan BautistaMunicipality6,1247,826
San LorenzoMunicipality9,87713,282
San Miguel PanánMunicipality7,16310,320
San Pablo JocopilasMunicipality16,14120,433
Santa BárbaraMunicipality18,36526,346
Santo Domingo SuchitepéquezMunicipality32,20242,291
Santo Tomás La UniónMunicipality9,42911,698
ZunilitoMunicipality5,2778,280
TotonicapánDepartment339,254418,569
MomostenangoMunicipality87,340105,617
San Andrés XeculMunicipality22,36226,984
San BartoloMunicipality8,68410,612
San Cristóbal TotonicapánMunicipality30,60836,119
San Francisco El AltoMunicipality45,24157,894
Santa Lucía La ReformaMunicipality13,47922,378
Santa María ChiquimulaMunicipality35,14855,013
TotonicapánMunicipality96,392103,952
ZacapaDepartment200,167245,374
CabañasMunicipality11,21113,641
EstanzuelaMunicipality10,2109,797
GualánMunicipality39,87145,663
HuitéMunicipality8,83511,470
La UniónMunicipality23,70533,572
Río HondoMunicipality17,66721,434
San DiegoMunicipality5,8257,235
San Jorge (← Zacapa)Municipality...12,304
TeculutánMunicipality14,42817,602
UsumatlánMunicipality9,32612,232
ZacapaMunicipality...60,424
GuatemalaRepublic11,237,19614,901,286

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Guatemala (web).

Explanation: Census figures are not adjusted for underenumeration. The area figures of municipalities are computed by using geospatial data.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2018)
Males7,223,096
Females7,678,190
Age Groups (C 2018)
0-14 years4,972,725
15-64 years9,091,281
65+ years837,280
Age Distribution (C 2018)
0-9 years3,358,651
10-19 years3,296,926
20-29 years2,730,714
30-39 years1,939,673
40-49 years1,380,983
50-59 years986,095
60-69 years671,522
70-79 years357,589
80+ years179,133
Urbanization (C 2018)
Rural6,876,778
Urban8,024,508
Place of Birth (C 2018)
Same municipality12,072,213
Other municipality in Guatamala2,516,422
Other country82,160
Ethnic Group (C 2018)
Maya6,207,503
Garifuna19,529
Xinca264,167
Afro-Guatemalan27,647
Ladino8,346,120
Foreign36,320
Mother Tongue (C 2018)
Spain9,488,838
Q'eqchi'1,127,387
K'iche'1,054,818
Mam590,641
Kaqchikel411,089
Other language894,124
Literacy (A7+) (C 2018)
yes10,215,017
no2,313,920