Guatemala Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Tortillas are often used as a scoop for some foods. Other foods are eaten with the hands, but utensils are... More
  • Family: The father is the head of the family, but the wife yields great influence over the household. Unmarried adults live... More
  • Fashion: In cities, people generally wear clothing fashion's from the West. However, the rural Maya have retained traditional dress. Clothing may... More
  • Visiting: Visiting is important to building strong relationships with relatives and friends. Not visiting frequently can be an insult, as it... More

Guatemala Facts

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Capital Guatemala City
Government Type constitutional democratic republic
Currency GTQ; USD
Population 14,918,999
Total Area 42,042 Square Miles
108,889 Square Kilometers
Location Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico, and bordering the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea) between Honduras and Belize
Language Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)

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