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Guatemala Facts

  • Name: Guatemala
    (long form) Republic of Guatemala
  • Capital City: Guatemala City (1,104,890 pop.)
    (3,681,309 metro pop.)
  • Guatemala Population: 14,373,472 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Quetzal (GTQ), US dollar (USD), others accepted in major cities (conversion rates)

    Guatemala
    One Guatemala Quetzal
  • Ethnicity: Mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish - in local Spanish called Ladino) and European 59.4%, K'iche 9.1%, Kaqchikel 8.4%, Mam 7.9%, Q'eqchi 6.3%, other Mayan 8.6%, indigenous non-Mayan 0.2%, other 0.1%
  • GDP total: $78.42 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $5,200 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official), Amerindian
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Guatemala City, Mixco, Villa Nueva, Petapa, San Juan Sacatepequez
  • Name: The origin of the name Guatemala is Indian, but its meaning is undetermined. It is believed that the name Guatemala means "land of the trees" in the Maya-Toltec language.
  • Independence Day: September 15
  • Religion: Catholic, Protestant, Mayan beliefs
  • Symbols

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