Western Highlands

The Western Highlands are a lush and beautiful mountainous region in , stretching from the outskirts of to the Mexican border. The region is defined by two main features: the Sierra Madre, a mountain range of volcanoes on its south side, and the tall mountain ranges that form the northern side.
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Lago de Atitlán, is a beautiful volcanic lake in the Western Highlands of , renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and is one of Guatemala's most important national and international tourist attractions. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, also known as Xela or Xelaju, is the second largest city in . Photo: Chrishonduras, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in the Western Highlands of . Photo: Simon Burchell, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a small town in the Western Highlands of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 1.0.

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Sololá is a city in . It is the capital of the department of and the administrative seat of Sololá municipality. Photo: Robert338950, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a village in , 10 km from the major city of . Photo: Simon Burchell, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a city in that provides medicinal sulfur baths, an up close look at every day agro-business and a taste of Guatemalan culture. Photo: Zigomar, CC BY-SA 2.5.

is a town and municipality in the of with a surface area of 80 square kilometres. Photo: Adam Jones, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a town, with a population of 15,074, and a municipality in the of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a town and municipality in of . Photo: Simon Burchell, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a municipality in the department of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0 de.

Uspantán is a municipality in the department of .

is a town and municipality in the department of . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a small town in Quiche, Guatemala. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Western Highlands

  • Type: Highland
  • Description: upland region in southern Guatemala, lying between the Sierra Madre de Chiapas to the south and the Petén lowlands to the north; made up of a series of high valleys enclosed by mountains
  • Location: , ,
Latitude of center
15.4° or 15° 24' north
Longitude of center
-91.19° or 91° 11' 24" west

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