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Last update : 12 February 2019


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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

1. Independence from Spain was obtained on September 15, 1821.
2. The population density is 127 people / km².
3. The country is 3 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism – 61%.
5. Political system – republic.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Guatemala.
7. The largest lake – Lake Izabal (589 km²).
9. The highest peak is Tajumulco – 4220 m above sea level.
10. Motto of the country – “Happy Guatemala”.
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11. It is the world’s largest pea exporter.

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

13. 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.

Author: Turyst

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

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

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

Author: MR

17. 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).

18. Income tax in Guatemala is 25%.

19. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 2.3% .

Author: Daria

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

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

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

22. The national alcohol is Ron Zacapa Centenario.

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

26. The average IQ level is 79.

Author: EduKacJa

27. The national animal is a quetzal bird.

Author: Kos

28. Kapok is the national tree.

Author: Alma

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

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

Author: AutoMania

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

32. 15% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

33. In this country, more than 2,563,000 motor vehicles are registered (158 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

34. 16% of the population suffer from malnutrition (around 2,590,000 people).

35. 26.5% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

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

Author: Fiorella

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

38. In this country there are 291 airports, 16 of the paved surface.

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

Author: Marlène

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

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

Author: NET

42. The national top-level domain is .gt . There are over 12,700 websites with such an extension.

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

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44. 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).

Author: Vinamra

45. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $62 625 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $75,620,000,000 .

46. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 24.3% GDP, or around: $15,217,875,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 24.7% GDP, or around: $18 678 140 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $1 155.

47. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $18 330 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

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

Author: VViki

49. 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).

Author: Reebeka

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

Author: weather

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

Author: weather

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

Author: medi

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

Author: Wilga

54. 2 Guatemalan citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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

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

57. 10 women give birth to 29 children on average

Author: Nadia

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

59. The country is around:
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.

60. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

Author: Lutra

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

63. 131 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

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

68. The work week is 48 hours.

69. 46% of the country’s population live in urban areas.

Author: Statyk

70. 38 300 sq km of land is covered by forests (35.7%)

71. The last death penalty was made in 2000.

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

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

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

Author: Wojak

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

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

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

Author: Fan%

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

Author: Vinamra

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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 is the national dish?
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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

What is the national sport?
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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

answer: Marta