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Population35,000 (approx.)
GeographyLocated in the central highlands in the central southern part of Guatemala and bordered by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango.
ClimateWhile Guatemala has a tropical climate, the higher altitude of Antigua provides it with a cooler climate than, say, the hot Guatemalan lowlands. Temperatures don't vary much from month to month, generally ranging between 22ºC and 25ºF (71ºF and 77ºF), though nights dip into cooler temperatures. There are marked dry and rainy seasons, with dry season lasting from November to May and rainy season from May to October.
Local fareGuatemala's cuisine is based primarily on meat, poultry, rice, beans, corn, avocado and a wide variety of locally-grown fruits.
Tourist OfficeINGUAT (Tourism Office)
Address: 4 Calle with 5 Calle (southeast corner of Parque Central in the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales)
Tel: 78 32 07 63
Did you know?Until the devastating earthquake in 1773, Antigua - then called Santiago de los Caballeros - was the capital of Guatemala. After the earthquake left much of the city in ruins, the capital was moved to present day Guatemala City and Santiago was renamed "La Antigua", basically meaning the old capital.

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