2016 Guatemala



Guatemala Capital: Guatemala City, 1.075 million (est.)
Population: 15.47 million
Average Life Expectancy: 71.66
GDP per capita: $3,477 (USD)
Monetary unit: Quetzal
Population below poverty line: 54%
Languages: Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (There are 23 officially recognized Amerindian languages)
Exports: Coffee, Sugar, Petroleum, Apparel, Bananas, Fruits and Vegetables, Cardamom
Geography: The northernmost of the Central American nations, Guatemala is the size of Tennessee. Its neighbors are Mexico on the north and west, and Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador on the east. The country consists of three main regions—the cool highlands with the heaviest population, the tropical area along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and the tropical jungle in the northern lowlands (known as the Petén).