Facts and stats about Guatemala

14.37 million

Population. Ranked 69th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 110th in 2012.


Belize 266 km, El Salvador 203 km, Honduras 256 km, Mexico 962 km
Largest city Guatemala City - 1,150,452
Capital city Guatemala City - 1,150,452
Major language Spanish, more than 20 indigenous languages
Major religion Christianity, indigenous Mayan beliefs
Monetary unit quetzal , US dollar , others allowed
Alternative names Republica de Guatemala, Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala
Groups Catholic countries, Christian countries, Former Spanish colonies, Hot countries, Latin America and Caribbean, World

Guatemala Map

107,160 sq km

Sq. km. Ranked 99th in 2008.

Quetzaltenango (Xela Map)
Map of Guatemala, with five airfields used by the FAG during the civil ...

Interesting observations about Guatemala

Guatemala ranked first for primary school starting age > years amongst Christian countries in 2012.
Guatemala ranked first for birth rate amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2013.
Guatemala ranked first for age structure > 15-24 years amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
Guatemala ranked first for debt > credit depth of information index > 0=low to 6=high amongst Hot countries in 2013.
Guatemala ranked first for percentage living in rural areas. amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2003.
Guatemala ranked #5 for secondary school starting age > years globally in 2012.


After I read this I think I might go vist Guatemala soon it sounds like a wonderful place.

Posted on 06 Jan 2010




Beautiful country and wonderful, people. The cultural legacy of this country is amazing compared to other Central American countries where most of the indigenous population was wiped out. Absolutely fascinating place and I would recommend a trip there to anyone who is interested in other cultures and places

Posted on 17 Aug 2009




Guatemala is actually quite beautiful depending on your definition I guess. The landscape is gorgeous and the people are wonderful and friendly. San Pedro is great, a little touristy but still really nice place to relax.

Posted on 12 Jun 2009



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