Orientation & Geography

North America, Guatemala, Sacatepéquez

Jocotenango (alternate: Xocotenango; translation from Kaqchikel: "place of many plums") is a small municipality in the northeast section of Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez, and is situated north of Antigua Guatemala. It has seven zones, two villages, and one hamlet. According to the 2002 Guatemalan Census, the municipality has a total population of 18,562 or which approximately 1,072 are native population and the balance are non-indigenous; and approximately 16,692 live in an urban area, while the balance are rural dwellers. It is most famous for being the birthplace of singer and songwriter Ricardo Arjona.