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Facts about Guatemala

Continent North America
Lat Long of Guatemala 15 30 N and 90 15 W
Area 108,889 sq km, 42,042 sq mi
Population 17.8 million expected
Capital Guatemala City
Largest City Guatemala City
Official Languages Spanish (official), Amerindian languages
Major Religion Pentecostal, 17% Roman Catholic, 8% Anglican, 7% Seventh-day Adventist, 5% and other Christian groups, 20%.
National Day Independence Day, 15 September (1821)
Form of Government The unitary presidential constitutional republic
President Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla since 2020
Vice President Guillermo Castillo since 14th January 2020
Currency Quetzal (GTQ)
GDP $85.99 billion estimated
Calling Code 502
Time Zone CST (UTC’6)
Internet TLD .gt

Where is Guatemala?

Guatemala is a country located in central America at the southern tip of Mexico.

What is the capital of Guatemala?

Guatemala City is the capital of Guatemala. With an estimated population of 3 million, Guatemala City is the largest city in the Republic of Guatemala and Central America.

What countries border Guatemala?

Guatemala is bordered by Mexico on the north and west, the Pacific Ocean on the south-west, Belize on the north-east, the Caribbean on the east, and Honduras and El Salvador on the south-east.

How big is Guatemala?

Guatemala covers a total area of 42,042 square miles. With an estimated population of 17.8 million, Guatemala is the second-most densely populated nation in central and south America.

What are the ethnic groups in Guatemala?

Almost fifty-nine percent of the population of Guatemala is constituted by a group called Ladino, also known as Mestizo and European. The Ladinos are mixed with Amerindian and Spanish. There are very whites that include people of Spanish, Italian, German, British and Scandinavian descent. Also, there are indigenous peoples like the Garifuna, descendants of the Black Africans. Asians, mostly of Chinese, Lebanese and Syrian descent are also found in the country.

What are the administrative divisions of Guatemala?

Guatemala is characterized by a centralized system of governance. The country is divided into twenty-two departments and sub-divided into 332 municipalities.

Who are the political leaders of Guatemala?

The government of Guatemala is a unitary presidential constitutional republic.
President – Alejandro Giammattei
Vice President- Guillermo Castillo

What currency is used in Guatemala?

The quetzal denoted by the ISO 4217 code GTQ is the national currency of Guatemala. The currency was named after the national bird of Guatemala, the Resplendent Quetzal. It is divided into 100 cents, called centavos.

What is the official language of Guatemala?

Spanish is the official language of Guatemala, spoken by ninety-three percent of the population. It is used as both first and second language in the country. There are also a number of indigenous languages spoken in the country including twenty-one Mayan languages.

What is the religion of Guatemala?

Christianity is the pre-dominant religion in Guatemala. The largest denominations include Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Eastern Orthodoxy. There are also a number of Jews, Buddhists, and Muslims in the country.

What is the economy of Guatemala like?

The current GDP of Guatemala is expected to be 85.99 billion USD. In 2010 the GDP (PPP) of Guatemala was estimated at $70.150 billion. The GDP per capita was $4,884. The economy of the country is heavily dependent on the service sector; services constitute over fifty-eight percent of the GDP, followed by agriculture and the industrial sector. Mining is a significant part of the economy; the major mined minerals include gold, silver, zinc, cobalt, and nickel. Agriculture accounts for about one-fourth of GDP; organic coffee, sugar, fresh vegetables, and bananas are major agricultural products. Foreign trade is important; the major imports include fuels, machinery, transport equipment, grain, fertilizers, and electricity.

When is the national day of Guatemala celebrated?

The national day of the Republic of Guatemala is celebrated on September 15. The day is celebrated to commemorate the country’s independence from Spanish rule in 1821.

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