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Guatemala

Guatemala
  • Capital

    Capital

    Guatemala City

  • Local time

    Local time

    10:19

  • Population

    Population

    15.55 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +502

  • Currency

    Currency

    Q GTQ (quetzal)

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Guatemala

Guatemala
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Guatemala City

  • Local time

    Local time

    10:19

  • Population

    Population

    15.55 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +502

  • Currency

    Currency

    Q GTQ (quetzal)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 570

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.01 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 996mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    108 890 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    32%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    33%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    35%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    111 830

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Mestizo and European - 59 %
    K'iche - 9 %
    Kaqchikel - 8 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic
    Protestant
    indigenous

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    81.3%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish - 60 %
    Amerindian languages - 40 %

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    43 050

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    3.9 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    11.1%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    25 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.5%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    sugar, textiles and clothing, furniture, chemicals, petroleum, metals, rubber, tourism

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    sugarcane, corn, bananas, coffee, beans, cardamom, cattle, sheep, pigs

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle, hydropower

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    32%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle, hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    59%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    18 328kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    97 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    35

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What not to do when visiting Guatemala

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands with direct eye contact when greeting (men). Women shake hands or give a light touch on the forearm. Friends kiss each other once on the cheek.

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Don't wear flip-flops to explore Mayan ruins - go with proper shoes.

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Don’t be surprised by occasional touching during the conversation - it’s pretty common.

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Did you know

Did you know?

According to legend, if a child of the Maya civilisation in Guatemala did not cry when he was born, he was to become a warrior.

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Don't pass all the people without being silent - it's polite to say hello or speak softly.

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Don't take photos of locals without their permission.

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Don‘t forget to be cautious and aware of your surroundings at all times - keep a low profile not to attract extra attention for small robbery crimes. Guatemala has a higher crime rate.

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Don’t put the thumb in between the middle and index finger while making a fist - it‘s an obscene gesture.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to wave goodbye by raising their hands with the palm facing in and wave their fingers at themselves.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Guatemala arguably has the highest population of Mayans in the world and is home to 21 different Mayan dialects.

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Business & Communication

Don't always expect everyone speaks Spanish - some people speak indigenous languages like K'iche or Kekchi.

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10/15
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Don't necessary use public ATMs - watch out for scams.

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11/15
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t leave your drinks or food unattended in a bar or restaurant.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t underestimate the power of the Pacific ocean - beware of strong currents riptides and undertow along Pacific coast beaches. Warning signs or beach guards are rare.

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Don't always expect to have the famous Guatemala coffee - most of the coffee is exported and it can be hard to find it everywhere served.

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Don’t be loud in public.

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Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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