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Where is Guatemala?

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Located in the continent of Central America, Guatemala covers 107,159 square kilometers of land and 1,730 square kilometers of water, making it the 107th largest nation in the world with a total area of 108,889 square kilometers.

Guatemala became an independent state in 1839, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Guatemala is 14,099,032 (2012) and the nation has a density of 132 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Guatemala is the Quetzal (GTQ). As well, the people of Guatemala are refered to as Guatemalan.

The dialing code for the country is 502 and the top level internet domain for Guatemalan sites is .gt.

Guatemala shares land borders with 4 countries: Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Belize.

To learn more, visit our detailed Guatemala section.

Quick facts

Population 14,099,032
Density 131.6 / km2 ( 340.8 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1839
Capital Guatemala City (Guatemala)
Currency Quetzal
GDP 58,728,232,327 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 4,165 (2014 data)
Land Area 107,159 km2 (41,374 mi2)
Water Area 1,730 km2 (668 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Mexico, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador
Minimum Longitude -92.230
Maximum Longitude -88.230
Mininum Latitude 13.740
Maximum Latitude 17.820

What is the capital of Guatemala?

map showing the location of Guatemala
Location of Guatemala City on a map.

Guatemala City is the capital city of Guatemala. It has a population of 994,938, and is located on a latitue of 14.64 and longitude of -90.51.

Guatemala City is also the political center of Guatemala, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Guatemala City, the Capital Of Guatemala

City Guatemala City
Country Guatemala
Population 994,938
Longitude -90.51327000
Latitude 14.64072000
Elevation 1508 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Guatemala

Rank City Population
#1Guatemala City994,938
#3Villa Nueva406,830
#5San Juan Sacatepequez136,886
#7Villa Canales122,194
#15Santa Catarina Pinula67,994
#16Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa62,097
#17Puerto Barrios56,605
#18San Francisco El Alto54,493

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.