• Officially ยป Republic of Guatemala
  • Capital City ยป Guatemala City

Facts

  • Population ยป 15 million
  • Languages ยป Spanish, more than 20 indigenous languages
  • Religions ยป Christianity, indigenous Mayan beliefs
  • Life expectancy ยป 68 years (men), 75 years (women)
  • Currency ยป quetzal

Geography

  • Area ยป 108,889 kmยฒ
  • Located in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Honduras and Belize and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico.
  • There are no natural harbours on west coast
  • Wikipedia ยป Geography of Guatemala

Weather

Notes

  • A country of striking features and a strong indigenous culture
    • Mountainous, forested, and dotted with Mayan ruins, lakes, volcanoes, and orchids
    • The south coastal area and the north are not mountainous
  • The Rio Dulce on the Caribbean coast is often a destination for yachts cruising this part of the world
  • Guatemala is no longer an inexpensive country to visit

Safety and Security

Government Travel Advice

Media