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Huehuetenango, Guatemala

About Our Friendship City

Huehuetenango, a "place of the ancients (or ancestors)" in Nahuatl.


Huehuetenango ([weweteˈnanɡo]) is a city and municipality in the highlands of western Guatemala. It is also the capital of the department of Huehuetenango. The city is situated 269 kilometres (167 mi) from Guatemala City, and is the last departmental capital on the Pan-American Highway before the Mexican border at La Mesilla. Its primary export is coffee.

A Huehuetenango Project

A Huehuetenango Project 


Connect Charlottesville with its newest sister city Huehuetenango. The Ixtatán Foundation will ensure that there is a well installed internet solution with a wireless extender access point in the city of Huehuetenango and create a sister city website with participation from Code for Cville.  The website will also allow local businesses and non-profits the opportunity to schedule web-based events that may appeal to users in both communities.

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