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Olintepeque

 

Olintepeque

Olintepeque
Xepau
Xekik'el
Municipality and town
Olintepeque is located in Guatemala
Olintepeque
Olintepeque
Coordinates:
Country  Guatemala
Department Quetzaltenango
Time zone Central Time (UTC+6)
Climate Cwb

Olintepeque (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the Quetzaltenango department of Guatemala. It is located on the Xekik'el (or Xekikel) River.

Olintepeque is known for being the place where the legendary K'iche' king Tecún Umán died in single combat with the Spanish conquistador, Pedro de Alvarado on February 20, 1524. The river Xekik'el ("where the blood spread") takes its name from the famous battle.

The inhabitants of Olintepeque

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