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Republic of Guatemala

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Guatemala is in Central America. Its capital is Guatemala City. It is at 15° 30' North, 90° 15' West. Guatemala has an area of 108,890 square kilometres (42,042 square miles). The population is 13,824,463. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Guatemalan Quetzal. The inflation in 2009 was 1.9%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.

Some use the US dollar and other currencies.


In the year 2002, the literacy rate was 69.1%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Spanish, Amerindian languages, Cakchiquel, Garifuna, Kekchi, Mam, Quiche, and Xinca. Religions beliefs here include Mayan, Protestant, and Roman Catholic.

Time Zone

It is in the Central (North America) (GMT - 6) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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