San Lucas Tolimán

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San Lucas Tolimán Municipality of Guatemala Street of San Lucas Tolimán San Lucas Tolimán location in Guatemala Coordinates: 14°38′N 91°8′W / 14.633°N 91.133°W / 14.633; -91.133GNS-enwiki Country Guatemala Department Sololá Catholic mission built 1584 Government  • Type municipal  • Mayor Moisés Miza Castro[1] (LIDER) Elevation 1,700 m (5,600 ft) Highest elevation 3,144 m (10,315 ft) Lowest elevation 1,562 m (5,125 ft) Population (census 2002)[2]  • Municipality of Guatemala 21,455  • Urban 12,674 Time zone Central Time (UTC-6) Country calling code 502 Climate Aw Website San Lucas Tolimán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala.[3] The town of 17,000 people sits on the southeastern shore of Lago de Atitlán, described by Aldous Huxley as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The population is 90–95% Highland Maya. There is a population of about the same size living in the surrounding villages. At 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) altitude the town offers "eternal spring" with annual temperatures ranging from 50–80 degrees F. The dry season runs from November through June/July (called "summer" locally) and the rainy season runs the other six months ("winter"). The area is free of malaria due to its elevation. The area's elevation ranges from 1,562 metres (5,125 ft) along the lake to 3,144 metres (10,315 ft) at the summit of Volcán Tolimán. Volcán Tolimán is just south of town. Contents 1 History 1.1 Spanish colony 1.2 After independence from Spain 1.3 20th century: San Lucas Mission 1.4 21st century 2 Territory 3 Climate 4 Geographic location 5 See also 6 Notes and references 6.1 References 6.2 Bibliography 7 External links History[edit] Spanish colony[edit] After the Spanish conquest of Guatemala, San Lucas Tolimán was part of the Tecpán Atitlán "corregimiento" (English: Province) and when it turned into a major municipality in 1730, it became part of it as well;[4] regarding the Catholic faith, this was in charge of the franciscans, who had convents and doctrines in the area covered by the modern departaments of Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango, Sololá, Quetzaltenango, Totonicapán, Suchitepéquez and Escuintla. The "Provincia del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús" (English:"Province of the most Holy Name of Jes 미소넷


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