Guatemala

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Guatemala

Presidential republic, independant since 1821

Region:
Central America
Area:
108,890 km²
Local name:
Guatemala
Capital:
Guatemala City
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Climate
Tourism
Airports
Economy
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Telecommunication
Refugees
Country comparison
Current time in Guatemala:

The countrywide time in Guatemala is Central Standard Time (CST).
As in many countries near the equator, there is also no daylight saving time in Guatemala.
So there is all over the year the same difference of -6 hours to Greenwich Mean Time.

Sunrise and sunset

Population

16,914,000
155.3
Ø 70.2 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 76.6 years
Birthrate:
25.3 ‰
Deathrate:
4.8 ‰
Males/Females:
49.2% : 50.8%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Guatemala 2017
The currency in Guatemala is Quetzal (GTQ).
1 Quetzal is divided into 100 Centavos.
Status: 08/14/2018
1 US Dollar = 7.49 Quetzal
1 Quetzal = 0.13 US Dollar

The climate in Guatemala

In Guatemala, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 25 and 29 degrees. In some parts of the country the temperature raises up to 37 °C. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to 15°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

Official language:
Spanish

mother tonguedistribution
Spanish64.7 %
Quiché10.1 %
Cakchiquel8.9 %
Kekchí4.9 %
Mam2.7 %
other8.7 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Roman Catholics47.0%
Protestants40.0%
Mayan9.0%
other4.0%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:66,938.21 M €
Exportations:9,321.1 M €
Importations:15,473.1 M €
Tourism receipts:1.40 bn €
Unemployment rate:2.7 %
Inflation rate:4.45 %
corruption index:28 (very bad)
Energy consumption:9.8 bn kWh

Land use

4% Urban areas:4,132 km²
35% Agricultural areas:37,935 km²
33% Forest:35,395 km²
2% Water areas:1,730 km²
27% Others:29,698 km²

Transport more...

Roadways:17,332 km
Railways:800 km
Waterways:990 km
Airports:291

Guatemala is a country in Central America on the Pacific coast and a narrow strip on the Caribbean Sea. The land has a total area of 108,890 km² and a total coastline of 400 km. This area is approximately 0% of the area of Kentucky. The country has about 10 islands. There are direct national borders with the 4 neighbouring countries Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico. The distance between New York City and the Capital Guatemala City is about 3,320 km.

Most important cities in Guatemala

CityRegionPopulation
Guatemala City / CapitalGuatemala2,110,000
MixcoGuatemala473,000
Villa NuevaGuatemala407,000
PetapaGuatemala141,000
San Juan SacatepéquezGuatemala137,000
QuetzaltenangoQuetzaltenango132,000
EscuintlaEscuintla103,000
ChimaltenangoChimaltenango82,000
ChichicastenangoQuiché80,000
HuehuetenangoHuehuetenango79,000
TotonicapánTotonicapán70,000
Santa Lucía CotzumalguapaEscuintla62,000
Puerto BarriosIzabal57,000
San Francisco El AltoTotonicapán54,000
CobánAlta Verapaz53,000
JalapaJalapa46,000
CoatepequeQuetzaltenango46,000
SololáSololá45,000
MazatenangoSuchitepeque44,000
ChiquimulaChiquimula42,000
San Pedro SacatepéquezSan Marcos40,000
SalamáBaja Verapaz40,000
Antigua GuatemalaSacatepéquez39,000
RetalhuleuRetalhuleu37,000
ZacapaZacapa36,000
JutiapaJutiapa34,000
JacaltenangoHuehuetenango34,000
Santiago AtitlánSololá33,000
San BenitoPetén31,000
BarberenaSanta Rosa31,000




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
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Death penalty:only for serious crimes



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