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Solola

SOLOLA, the capital of the department of Solola, in Guatemala; on the northern shore of lake Atitlan, 46 m. W.N.W. of Guatemala city. Pop. (1905), about 17,000. Solola is the ancient capital of the Cakchiquel Indians, who form the bulk of the population. In the city coarse cloth, pottery, cigars and soap are manufactured, and there is a large prison and reformatory. Among the surrounding mountains are large and successful coffee plantations, owned by German settlers. Op the 18th of April 1902 Solola was wrecked by an earthquake, but as most of the houses were constructed of wood it was speedily rebuilt.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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