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Republic of Guatemala
República de Guatemala
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
  • "Libre Crezca Fecundo"[1]
  • "El País de la Eterna Primavera"
  • "The Land of the Eternal Spring"[2]
Anthem: Himno Nacional de Guatemala
National anthem of Guatemala
Capital
and largest city
Guatemala City
14°38′N90°30′W / 14.633°N 90.500°W / 14.633; -90.500
Official languagesSpanish
Ethnic groups (2010)
DemonymGuatemalan
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialrepublic
 - PresidentOtto Pérez Molina
 - Vice PresidentAlejandro Maldonado Aguirre
LegislatureCongress of the Republic
Independence from the Spanish Empire
 - Declared15 September 1821 
 - Declared from the
First Mexican Empire
1 July 1823 
 - Current constitution31 May 1985 
Area
 - Total108,889 km2 (107th)
42,042 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.4
Population
 - 2014 estimate15,806,675[3] (66th)
 - Density129/km2 (85th)
348.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$78.681 billion[4]
 - Per capita$5,208[4]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$49.880 billion[4]
 - Per capita$3,302[4]
Gini (2007)55.1
high
HDI (2013)Steady 0.628[5]
medium ·125th
CurrencyQuetzal (GTQ)
Time zoneCST(UTC−6)
Drives on theright
Calling code+502
ISO 3166 codeGT
Internet TLD.gt

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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