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Mixco (Guatemala, Guatemala)

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image by Ivan Sache, 24 January 2021

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The Municipality

The municipality of Mixco (507,549 inhabitants in 2020; 13,200 ha) is located 20 km west of Guatemala City. Mixco is the country's 3rd most populated municipality; its population represents 10% of the whole population of Guatemala City Metropolitan Area.
Ivan Sache, 24 January 2021


The flag of Mixco is vertically divided yellow-white-yellow with the municipal coat of arms in the center.



image by Ivan Sache, 24 January 2021

The flag is used with two slightly different versions of the coat of arms, differing by color shades and minor graphic details.

Ivan Sache, 24 January 2021

Coat of Arms

image contributed by Fred Drews, 13 October 2011

The coat of arms is inscribed in base with year "1526", the date of foundation of the town by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado (1485-1541).
The shield features a map of the municipality of Mixco and St. Dominic standing in front of it, recalling that Mixco was once ruled by the Order of St. Dominic. In Guatemala, the Order established "doctrines", which were administrative divisions nominally subordinated to the parishes ran by the secular clergy. The "doctrines" were indeed fully independent, allowing the Order to keep control on the local economical resources. They did not obey either to the Spanish crown or its local representatives. Charles III reformed in 1754 the colonial administration, ordering the transfer of religious jurisdictions exerted by the orders to the secular clergy.
Ivan Sache, 24 January 2021