Guatemala

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Republic of Guatemala
República de Guatemala  (Spanish)
Motto: "País de la Eterna Primavera"
"Land of the Eternal Spring"[1]
Anthem: Himno Nacional de Guatemala
National anthem of Guatemala
Capital
and largest city
Guatemala City
14°38′N 90°30′W / 14.633°N 90.5°W / 14.633; -90.5
Official languages Spanish
Demonym Guatemalan
Government Unitary presidential Constitutional republic
 -  President Otto Pérez Molina
 -  Vice President Roxana Baldetti
Independence
 -  from Spain September 15, 1821 
Area
 -  Total 108,889 km2 (107th)
42,042 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 0.4
Population
 -  July 2011 estimate 13,824,463 (69th)
 -  July 2007 census 12,728,111
 -  Density 129/km2 (85th)
348.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $73.022 billion[2]
 -  Per capita $4,965[2]
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $46.383 billion[2]
 -  Per capita $3,154[2]
Gini (2007) 55.1
high
HDI (2011) Steady 0.574[3]
medium · 131st
Currency Quetzal (GTQ)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
Drives on the right
Calling code +502
Internet TLD .gt

Guatemala is a country in Central America.

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It is the country with the largest population in Central America. Its neighbors are the countries Belize, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras. More than fourteen million people live in the 22 Guatemalan departments.

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Guatemala is famous for its natural beauty, and is a popular tourist destination.

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