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  • The capital city is Guatemala City, or La Ciudad de Guatemala.
  • At 108,900 square km it is approximately the size of Tennessee.
  • About 2/3 of the country has mountains and volcanoes.
  • The currency is the quetzal, and it is divided into 100 centavos.
  • The population is 14.7 million.
  • Crime is very high with things like organized crime and violent street gangs, it is also a major passage way for criminals smuggling drugs from South America to the United States.
  • Over half the population is Mayan, and the Mayan language is spoken along side with Spanish, the official language.
  • Social inequality is a very large feature of Guatemala, and poverty is common for those in rural countryside areas.

Posted by hickeva15 18:54

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