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Capital : Guatemala City
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Guatemalan quetzal
Population : 16 176 133
Area : 108 889 km2

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Guatemala facts

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1. 15% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

2. This country has more than 2 563 000 motor vehicles (158 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The top-level national domain is .gt . There are over 12,700 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .gt are google.com.gt, bi.com.gt and tigo.com.gt.

5. In this country there are over 11 501 km of paved roads including over 127 km of express roads (0.02% of all roads in the world).

6. The country has 291 airports, 16 of the paved surface.

7. In this country there are over 332 km of railway tracks.

8. Political system – republic.

9. Full name of the country – Republic of Guatemala.


Geography in Guatemala

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1. The outbreak of Santa Maria volcano in 1902 killed 6,000 people.

2. Peten is the second largest tropical jungle in the world.

3. Guatemala borders with such countries as: Belize 266 km, El Salvador 203 km, Honduras 256 km, Mexico 962 km.

4. Guatemala is inhabited by the rare bird Quetzal. In captivity, he will not survive more than a day.

5. The country is 3 times smaller than Poland.

6. The largest lake – Lake Izabal (589 km²).

7. The highest peak is Tajumulco – 4220 m above sea level.

8. There are 43950 km2 of agricultural land in Guatemala (41% of the country).

9. The highest located town in the country is Ixchiguán.

10. 38 300 sq km of land is covered by forests (35.7%)

11. Guatemala is the only country in Latin America with 4 active volcanoes.

81. The nearest capital in a straight line from Guatemala is San Salvador (El Salvador) – 172 km.

82. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Guatemala is Jakarta (Indonesia) – 17902 km.


Finance in Guatemala

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1. The minimum wage is 68.91 quetzal per day for factory employees and 74.97 for farmers. In addition, everybody gets the equivalent of the payment twice as a Christmas bonus (data from 2014).

2. Income tax in Guatemala is 25%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 7%, and for companies 25% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 12% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.8%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 62 625 000 000 (PLN 268 035 000 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 75 620 000 000 (PLN 323 653 600 000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 24.3% of GDP, which is about: $ 15,217,875,000 (PLN 65,132,505,000),
2018 year was 24.7 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 18,678,140,000 (PLN 79 942 439 200). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 1,155 (PLN 4,942).

8. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 18 330 000 000 .

9. The country has 2018 over year $12,127,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.064% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

10. Guatemala has 6900 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Guatemala

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1. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

2. In addition to built-up areas, the speed limit on the normal road is 80 km / h, and on highways 100 km / h.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 7%, and for companies 25% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 12% (2018).

5. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

6. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 30 days.

7. The last death penalty was made in 2000.


Education in Guatemala

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

3. The average IQ level is 79.

4. In this country there are 20.7% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 3,348,460 people).


Work in Guatemala

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1. The minimum wage is 68.91 quetzal per day for factory employees and 74.97 for farmers. In addition, everybody gets the equivalent of the payment twice as a Christmas bonus (data from 2014).

2. Income tax in Guatemala is 25%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 2.3% .

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 7%, and for companies 25% (2018).

5. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 30 days.

6. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Guatemala

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1. The richest Guatemalan is Mario Lopez Estrada with assets worth over $1 billion (about 3.8 billion zlotys).

2. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

3. Peten is the second largest tropical jungle in the world.

4. The largest lake – Lake Izabal (589 km²).

5. The highest peak is Tajumulco – 4220 m above sea level.

6. The highest located town in the country is Ixchiguán.

7. It is the world’s largest pea exporter.

8. The lowest temperature: -11,5 °C was measured in Olintepeque.

9. The highest temperature: 45 °C was measured in Estanzuela.


Army in Guatemala

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1. Guatemala ranks 103rd in the ranking of the best armies in the world.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 16,770 professional and 90,000 > reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 20 tanks, 134 > armored vehicles, 28 jet aircraft and 13 helicopters.

4. The army in 2018 was assigned over 210,000,000 dollars.

5. The naval fleet consists of more than 26 ships (2018).


Society in Guatemala

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1. In Guatemala, an average adult consumes about 3.8 liters of pure alcohol a year.

2. The most is drinking spirit – 56%, then beer – 42%, wine – 1.8%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.2%.

3. In 2013, 1,977 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

4. 16% of the population suffer from malnutrition (around 2,590,000 people).

5. 26.5% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 79.

7. More than half of Guatemalans participate in some civil organizations.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 20.3 years old.

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.9 children.

10. In this country, over 4,700,000 (2015) 5 868 597 (2018) people have access to internet (about 36% of the population).

11. Around 4,200,000 (2015) 5,300,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 127 people / km².

13. The main religion is Catholicism – 61%.

15. 2 Guatemalan citizens received the Nobel Prize.

16. The average age people living in this country is 21.4 years old.

17. In this country there are about:
5,754,000 people (35.57%) in the age range 0-14 years.
9 725,000 people (60.12%) in the age range 15-64 years.
697 200 people (4.31%) over 65 years old.

18. In this country, about 403,000 children are born each year (2.5% of the population), and about 77 200 people die (0.5% of the population).

19. 131 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

20. 46% of the country’s population live in urban areas.

21. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 20 cigarettes a month.

22. The average life expectancy in this country is 70.3 years (women – 73.8 years and men – 66.7 years).


Symbols of Guatemala

1. The national alcohol is Ron Zacapa Centenario.

2. Kapok is the national tree.

3. The national animal is a quetzal bird.

4. Motto of the country – “Happy Guatemala”.


History of Guatemala

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1. The outbreak of Santa Maria volcano in 1902 killed 6,000 people.

2. Independence from Spain was obtained on September 15, 1821.

3. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1946.

4. The country joined the UN on November 21, 1945.

5. The chocolate comes from Guatemala. It was used in the Mayan culture as early as the sixth century AD. The word xocoatl meant – bitter water. Sugar was not known at the time. To make the chocolate take flavor, various spices were added, including hot peppers.


Language in Guatemala

1. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.


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What is the highest peak in Guatemala?

The highest peak in Guatemala is Tajumulco (4220 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Guatemala?

The largest river in Guatemala is Usumacinta, 1200 km.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Guatemala?

The largest lake in Guatemala is Izabal (589 km2).

answer: Marta


What Guatemala has national colors?

National colors: blue and white.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is Ron Zacapa Centenario.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a quetzal bird.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Guatemala?

Guatemala borders with such countries as: Belize 266 km, El Salvador 203 km, Honduras 256 km, Mexico 962 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 21.4 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 68.91 quetzal per day for factory employees and 74.97 quetzal for farmers. In addition, everybody gets the equivalent of the payment twice as a Christmas bonus (data from 2014).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Guatemala?

The population density is 151 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Happy Guatemala”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 45 ° C was measured in Estanzuela.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -11,5 ° C was measured in Olintepeque.

answer: Marta