Introduction

Summary

Republic in Central America, bounded on the north and west by Mexico, on the south by Honduras and Salvador and on the east by Belize. Member of the Central American Common Market (CARICOM).

Cities

Capital: Guatemala City

Principal Ports

Santa de Castia, Puerto Ricos, Champerico, Puerto Barrios, San Jose, Santo Tomas de Castilla.

Population

17.2 million

International Country Code

GT

Language(s)

Spanish, Amerindian languages (more than 23 languages including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna and Xinca).

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

120V, 60Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 502

Time

6 hours behind GMT.

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