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4 days ago · During the colonial period, Guatemala was an audiencia, a captaincy-general (Capitanía General de Guatemala) of Spain, and a part of New Spain (Mexico). The first capital, Villa de Santiago de Guatemala (now known as Tecpan Guatemala), was founded on 25 July 1524 near Iximché, the Kaqchikel capital city.
5 days ago · These kingdoms were independent of New Spain (separate from New Spain itself): Nueva Galicia (1530), Captaincy General of Guatemala (1540), Nueva Vizcaya (1562), New Kingdom of León (1569), Santa Fe de Nuevo México (1598), Nueva Extremadura (1674), and Nuevo Santander (1746). New Spain proper was itself organized in captaincies general.
Jan 09, 2021 · Part of Real Audiencia of Guatemala (1543–1609) (part of New Spain) Part of Captaincy General of Guatemala (1609–1821) (part of New Spain) Part of Mexican Empire (1821–1823) Part of Federal Republic of Central America (1823–1841) Republic of El Salvador (1841–present) (before 1890 referred to as Republic of Salvador in English) Grenada
3 days ago · Guatemala City is also the capital of the Municipality of Guatemala and of the Guatemala Department. Guatemala City is the site of the Mayan city of Kaminaljuyu , founded around 1500 BC. [ citation needed ] Following the Spanish conquest , a new town was established, and in 1776 it was made capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala .
- 1,500 m (4,900 ft)
3 days ago · The territory of the Mexican Empire corresponded to the borders of Viceroyalty of New Spain, excluding the Captaincies General of Cuba, Santo Domingo and the Philippines. The Central American lands of the former Captaincy General of Guatemala were annexed to the Empire shortly after its establishment.
6 days ago · Guatemala declared its independence from Spain in 1821, and Great Britain did not accept the Baymen of what is now Belize as a crown colony until 1862, 64 years after the Baymen's last hostilities with Spain. This crown colony became known as "British Honduras".
5 days ago · New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Sets off To the United States. In Guatemala, the authorities of Tecun Uman town reported that Hondurans are wandering around in search of food or a place to rest before attempting to cross into Mexico. President Alejandro Giammattei's government reinforced police operations on the border city's streets.
Jan 18, 2021 · Hondurans taking part in a new caravan of migrants, set to head to the United States, gather in front of police officers blocking the road in Vado Hondo, Guatemala January 18, 2021.