Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett to Arctic tern


capital earthquake guatemala

Antigua, also called Antigua Guatemala (pop. 15,800), city in south central Guatemala, once the capital. After an earthquake and flood leveled an earlier capital, Antigua was founded in 1542, quickly becoming one of the richest cities in the New World, only to be destroyed itself by an earthquake in 1773. Today Antigua is a trading and tourist center in a coffee-growing area.

Antigua and Barbuda [next] [back] Antigravity

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or