• Officially » Republic of Guatemala
  • Capital City » Guatemala City


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




  • 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

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