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Physical Map of Guatemala showing terrain, major mountain ranges, highest point, rivers, Lake Izabal, the Peten region, important cities, international borders, etc.
Where is Guatemala?

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Guatemala's Quick Facts

Land Area 107,159 km2
Water Area 1,730 km2
Total Area 108,889 km2
Population 15,189,958
Population Density 139.50 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $132.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $7,900
Currency Quetzal (GTQ)
Largest Cities
  • Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala City) (2,934,841)
  • Bird: Quetzal
  • Coat of Arms:

    coat of arms of guatemala

  • Coat of Arms: The Coat of Arms shows two Bay Laurel branches symbolizing victory. The bird displayed in the crest is the Quetzal. In Guatemala this bird is a symbol of liberty.

    The scroll contains the date that all of Central America was declared independent from Spain. The crossed rifles are a warning that Guatemala will defend itself with force if necessary. Finally, the swords represent the honor of the people of Guatemala.
  • Flag of Guatemala
  • Flower: White Nun Orchid
  • Motto: "País de la Eterna Primavera" "Country of the Eternal Spring"
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