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Flores, Guatemala

Flores is the capital city of the Peten department of Guatemala.

Flores is located at 16°93' N, 89°89' W. The population is 13,700 (2003).

The old part of the city is located on an island on Lake Peten Itza, connected to the mainland by a short causeway.

In Pre-Columbian times, Flores was the Maya city of Tayasal. See also: Spanish conquest of Yucatán

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