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Petén


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Alternate Name
Departamento del Petén
Place Type
political
Description
Isolated area of low limestone plateaus & dense rain forests; was center of Old Mayan Empire & important ruins at Tikal & Uaxactún are extant; many inhabitants have emigrated South as they attempt to turn forest into farmland.
Source
Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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