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San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta
is a municipality
A municipality is essentially an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government. It can also be used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district...
in the San Marcos department
||Guatemala is divided into 22 departments :#Alta Verapaz#Baja Verapaz#Chimaltenango#Chiquimula#Petén#El Progreso#El Quiché#Escuintla#Guatemala#Huehuetenango#Izabal#Jalapa#Jutiapa#Quetzaltenango#Retalhuleu#Sacatepéquez...
Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast...
A small town with red tiled roofs and abundant flowering trees in the northern department of San Marcos, Guatemala, a department which borders Mexico. Although part of San Marcos is "cold country", the term used by Guatemalans to refer to the highlands which, while not cold, are certainly not as warm as the coastal plain, San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta is warmer than the rest of the department. As its name implies, San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta lies at the base of the Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre is a mountain range which runs northwest-southeast from the state of Chiapas in Mexico across Guatemala and into El Salvador and Honduras. Most of the volcanoes of Guatemala are a part of this range.A narrow coastal plain lies south the range, between the Sierra Madre and the Pacific...
mountain range. There are many coffee plantations
The coffee production in Guatemala is important for the Guatemalan economy. While until recently it was Central America's top producer of coffee, the coffee production in Honduras surpassed Guatemala in 2011....
in the area.