:: AMERICAS - Guatemala

Capital: Guatemala

Total Population (million): 13.348221731
Annual growth rate: 2.37981%
Density: 118.9936inhab./km²
Urban population: 47.66%
Ethnic Origins:
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.
Country overview

Area: 108890 km²
Type of State: Republic based on parliamentary democracy with presidential form of government. The tradition of military dominance still continues.
Type of economy: Lower-middle-income economy
Economy based on agriculture; manufactured goods and construction.

Telephone code:
To call from Guatemala, dial 00
To call in Guatemala, dial 502
Internet suffix: .gt
Telephone lines:
Internet users:
Access to electricity: n.c.



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