Latin America & Caribbean

Guatemala profile

Market in Guatemala
Fruit has played an important part in politics
  • Full name: Republic of Guatemala
  • Population: 15 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Guatemala City
  • Major languages: Spanish, more than 20 indigenous languages
  • Major religion: Christianity, indigenous Mayan beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 quetzal = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Coffee, sugar, bananas, fruits and vegetables, meat, petroleum, cardamon
  • GNI per capita: US $2,870 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .gt
  • International dialling code: + 502