Guatemala Facts

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Flag of Guatemala
National Flag of Guatemala

Interesting facts about Guatemala

  • Official Name: The Republic of Guatemala
  • Form of Government: Unitary presidential republic
  • GDP: 78.46 billion USD (2018)
  • Capital: Guatemala-City
  • Population: 17.25 million (2018)
  • Official Languages: Spanish
  • Currency: Guatemalan quetzal
  • Timezone: GMT+6
  • Area: 108,888 km²
  • Dialing Code: +52
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Sierra de Chinajá,Sierra del Lacandón,Maya Mountains,Sierra del Mico
  • Major Rivers: Usumacinta,San Pedro,Xalbal,San Juan
  • Continent: North America
  • Border Countries: Guatemala is bounded to the north and west by Mexico, to the northeast by Belize and (along a short coastline) by the Gulf of Honduras, to the east by Honduras, to the southeast by El Salvador, and to the south by the Pacific Ocean.

Map of Guatemala

National Symbols of Guatemala

  • National Bird: Quetzal
  • National Flower: Monja Blanca
  • National Animal: Quetzal
  • National Tree: Ceiba
  • National Fruit : jocote de maranon