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no natural harbors on west coast
Guatemala history
The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, some 1 million refugees. In January 2012, Guatemala assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2012-13 term.
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Conventional long form: Republic of Guatemala

Conventional short form: Guatemala

Local long form: Republica de Guatemala

Local short form: Guatemala
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Guatemala's capital city is Guatemala City
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Guatemala Constitution:

31 May 1985, effective 14 January 1986;

suspended 25 May 1993;

reinstated 5 June 1993;

amended November 1993
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Guatemala population growth rate: 1.948%
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Guatemala highest point: Volcan Tajumulco 4,211 m
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Guatemala lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
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About 14% of Guatemala's land is arable.
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Motagua River is the Longest River in Guatemala
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Guatemala birth rate is 26 births/1,000 population
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Guatemala infant mortality rate is 25 deaths/1,000 live births
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Guatemala fertility rate is 3.08 children born/woman
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Guatemala climate:

tropical;

hot, humid in lowlands;

cooler in highlands
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Top 10 cities of Guatemala with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Guatemala City: 1,110,100
2. Mixco: 473,080
3. Villa Nueva: 406,830
4. Petapa: 141,455
5. San Juan Sacatepéquez: 136,886
6. Quetzaltenango: 132,230
7. Villa Canales: 122,194
8. Escuintla: 103,165
9. Chinautla: 97,172
10. Chimaltenango: 82,370
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Guatemala ethnic groups:

Mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish - in local Spanish called Ladino) and European - 59.4%
K'iche - 9.1%
Kaqchikel - 8.4%
Mam - 7.9%
Q'eqchi - 6.3%
other Mayan - 8.6%
indigenous non-Mayan - 0.2%
other - 0.1%
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Guatemala Exports:

coffee
sugar
petroleum
apparel
bananas
fruits and vegetables
cardamom
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Guatemala Imports:

fuels
machinery and transport equipment
construction materials
grain
fertilizers
electricity
mineral products
chemical products
plastic materials and products
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unicameral Congress of the Republic or Congreso de la Republica (158 seats; members elected through a party list proportional representation system)

Administrative Divisions:
22 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento)

1. Alta Verapaz
2. Baja Verapaz
3. Chimaltenango
4. Chiquimula
5. El Progreso
6. Escuintla
7. Guatemala
8. Huehuetenango
9. Izabal
10. Jalapa
11. Jutiapa
12. Peten
13. Quetzaltenango
14. Quiche
15. Retalhuleu
16. Sacatepequez
17. San Marcos
18. Santa Rosa
19. Solola
20. Suchitepequez
21. Totonicapan
22. Zacapa
Political parties and leaders:
Commitment, Renewal, and Order (CREO) - Rodolfo NEUTZE

Democratic Union (UD) - Edwin Armando MARTINEZ Herrera

Encounter for Guatemala (EG) - Nineth MONTENEGRO

Grand National Alliance (GANA) - Jaime Antonio MARTINEZ Lohayza

Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG) - Hector Alfredo NUILA Ericastilla

Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG) - Luis Fernando PEREZ

National Advancement Party (PAN) - Juan GUTIERREZ

National Unity for Hope (UNE)

National Welfare (Bien) - Fidel REYES Lee

Nationalist Change Union (UCN) - Mario ESTRADA

New National Alternative (ANN) - Pablo MONSANTO

Patriot Party (PP) - Ingrid Roxana BALDETTI Elias

Renewed Democratic Liberty (LIDER) - Manuel BALDIZON

Unionista Party (PU) - Alvaro ARZU Irigoyen

Victoria (Victory) - Abraham RIVERA

Winaq - Rigoberta MENCHU



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