Total Population (million): 13.348221731
Annual growth rate: 2.37981%
Urban population: 47.66%
Official Language: Spanish
Other languages spoken: There are also 21 Maya languages. The
Garifuna is spoken by the black community of the Caribbean coast.
Business language: English.
Religion: Catholics 74.8%, Protestants 24.5%, Others 0.7%.
Catholicism remains the main religion. However, since the 80s,
protestant sects have made their appearance. 75% of them are
Pentecostists. They enjoy a great popularity, and in some villages,
they have managed to overblow the indian community. Where the
syncretism of Maya and Catholic beliefs had flourished, you will see
side to side Jehova witnesses, adventists of the 7th day, Mormons,
etc. The Maya religion, based on nature, is resisting as strong as
possible, to this invasion. Thus, the Maximón is still venerated in
Santiago Atitlán and San Simón in Zunil.
Area: 108890 kmÂ²
Type of State: Republic based on parliamentary democracy with
presidential form of government. The tradition of military dominance
Type of economy: Lower-middle-income economy
Economy based on agriculture; manufactured goods and construction.
To call from Guatemala, dial 00
To call in Guatemala, dial 502
Internet suffix: .gt
Access to electricity: n.c.