Central America - Guatemala - Nationwide Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

Spanish
Baja Valadez
Osar Guatemala


Spanish
Chiquimula
Mi Chiquimula


Spanish
Guatemala
El Metropolitano


Spanish
Peten
Noticias De Peten


Spanish
Quetzaltenango
El Quetzalteco

Country Information

Location:  Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico, and bordering the Gulf of Honduras
Geographic Coordinates:   15 30 N, 90 15 W
Area:   108,889 sq km (land: 107,159 sq km water: 1,730 sq km)
Climate:  Tropical; hot, humid in lowlands; cooler in highlands
Languages:  Spanish (official) 60%, Amerindian languages 40%
Population:  14,373,472 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Guatemala City
Religion:  Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs
Ethnic Groups:  Mestizo and European 59.4%, K'iche 9.1%, Kaqchikel 8.4%, Mam 7.9%, Q'eqchi 6.3%, other Mayan 8.6% (2001 census)
Independence:  15 September 1821 (from Spain)

Source:  CIA Factbook