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San Miguel Petapa all municipios of the department of Guatemala. Municipio is to county what department is to state.
These municipios are now bedroom communities offering low cost homes. They are highly populated and growing in services and houses.
Driving by the central park of San Miguel Petapa I took the picture above. It caught my eye for what it says. "WELCOME TO SAN MIGUEL PETAPA DR. RAFITA`S ADMINISTRATION". Rafita is the nick name for Dr. Rafael González mayor of the city. (Rafaels are called Rafa or even sweeter "Rafita").
San Miguel Petapa is about 8km from the Volcan de Pacaya and was extremely affected by the recent ash rain and Agatha Hurricane.