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ID: 7005490
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005490

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Quiché (department)  Quiché (department)

Coordinates:
Lat: 15 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 15.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 090 55 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.9167  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited mostly by Mayas who raise cattle, corn, and beans in lowlands, coffee, and sugar in hills; known for religious center of Chichicastenango; damaged by earthquake of 1976; oppression of Amerindians led to their flight to Mexico in 1980s.

Names:
Quiché (preferred,C,V)
Quiché, Departamento del (C,V)
Departamento del Quiché (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Guatemala (nation)  ........  Guatemala (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Quiché (department)  ............  Quiché (department) (P)

Place Types:
department (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Departamento del Quiché..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 February 2014
Quiché..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 857
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 February 2014
Quiché, Departamento del..........  [VP]
.........................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 857
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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