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Esquipulas Palo Gordo ([eskiˈpulas ˈpalo ˈɣorðo]) is a municipality in the San Marcos department of Guatemala. The town was founded on 24th of December 1826 year. In the 1920s it was merged with San Marcos, but in 1948 it recovered its autonomy again.
Esquipulas Palo Gordo Wikipedia
Esquipulas Palo Gordo has several natural attractions; among them is Ixtagel hill and the Quetzal refuge in Fraternidad village, along with a large forest area that covers approximately 50% of the municipal area and has extensive fauna variety.
The municipality celebrates its annual fair in honor of the Black Christ of Esquipulas between January 12th and 17th.
In 2011, a woman joined the mayoral race in Esquipulas Palo Gordo for the very first time, when Edilma Marleny Ochoa Barrios ran for Unión del Cambio Nacional —UCN—.
Esquipulas Palo Gordo has temperate climate (Köppen:Cwb).
Esquipulas Palo Gordo can be reached two ways:From Guatemala City to San Marcos: Ruta Interamericana, 252 km highway
From San Marcos: 7.5 km national route
It is surrounded by San Marcos Department municipalities: