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Marjolein in Guatemala
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Welcome to Guatemala.....

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Full country name:                          Republic of Guatemala
Area:                                                109,000 sq km (42,500 sq mi)
Population:                                       12.6 million (growth rate 2.6%)
Capital city:                                    
Guatemala City (pop 2 million)
People:                                             56% mestizo/ladino, 44% Maya
Language:                                       Spanish, Garífuna, 21 Maya languages  
Religion:                                          mostly Roman Catholic

Guatemala is divided into 22 departments, the following are:

  1. Guatemala
  2. Petén
  3. Izabal
  4. Alta Verapaz
  5. Baja Verapaz
  6. Jalapa
  7. Escuintla
  8. Santa Rosa
  9. Quiché
  10. Jutiapa
  11. Chiquimula
  12. Zacapa
  13. El Progreso
  14. Retalhuleu
  15. Huehuetenango
  16. Chimaltenango
  17. Sacatepequea
  18. Suchitepéquez
  19. Quetzaltenango
  20. San Marcos
  21. Sololá
  22. Totonicapán