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Antigua (Guatemala)


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    • Santiago (Sacatepéquez, Guatemala)
    • Santiago de los Caballeros (Guatemala)
    • Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala)
    • Guatemala Antigua (Guatemala)
    • La Antigua (Guatemala)
    • Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala)
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    • Antigua, Guatemala
  • Sources

    • found: Its Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala.
    • found: Lutz, C. Historia sociodemográfica de Santiago de Guatemala, 1541-1773, 1982:t.p. (Santiago de Guatemala)
    • found: Alvarez P., Rafael V. Los años del 1600 en Santiago de Guatemala, 1993.
    • found: Wikipedia, May 15, 2017(article "Antigua Guatemala": Antigua Guatemala, commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua; served as the third capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala; first capital founded on the site of a Kakchikel-Maya city, now called Iximche, in 1524, and named "Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Goathemalan"; moved to the Valley of Almolonga in 1527 and kept its original name; this site was destroyed by lava in 1541, and the capital was moved to the Panchoy Valley, where on March 10, 1543 the Spanish conquistadors founded present-day Antigua, and again it was named Santiago de los Caballeros; in 1773, the Santa Marta earthquakes destroyed much of the town, and in 1776, the Spanish Crown ordered the removal of the capital to a safer location, the Valley of the Shrine, where Guatemala City (Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción), the modern capital of Guatemala, now stands)
    • found: Spanish Wikipedia, May 15, 2017:disambiguation page "Guatemala" ("Guatemala" can refer to, among other things, two cities: Ciudad de Guatemala, also called Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, capital of the Central American country ̌Republic of Guatemala; and Antigua Guatemala, colonial city of the Republic of Guatemala and the former capital of that county; also called Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala) article "Antigua Guatemala" (city of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala; official historical name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala; now popularly known as Antigua Guatemala; during the colonial era, known as "Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala" and was the capital of the Capitaincy General of Guatemala between 1541 and 1776, in which year the capital was transferred to Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, since earthquakes had ruined the city for the third time that century; designated a World Heritage Site in 1979; 14°34ʹ00ʺN 90°44ʹ00ʺW)
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    • 1981-03-19: new
    • 2017-05-16: revised
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