Guatemala: Main Facts

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Guatemala Main Facts

Geographical Location of Guatemala

Guatemala is located in Central America and borders the Pacific Ocean between Mexico and El Salvador and the Caribbean Sea between Belize and Honduras.

The lengths of Guatemala’s Borders

The lengths of its borders with its neighbours are: Belize is 165 miles (266 km), Mexico 598 miles (962 km), El Salvador 126 miles (203 km) and Honduras 159 miles (256 km).

Languages of Guatemala

Spanish is spoken throughout Guatemala. However, 40% of the population speak Amerindian languages, overwhelmingly from the Mayan family. The principal Mayan languages spoken are: Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam and Xinca.





Currency of Guatemala

The currency of Guatemala is the Quetzal, which is made up of 100 centavos. Quetzal notes are obtainable in Q100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. There are also coins available in denominations of Q1, and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavos. The US dollar is also used as a currency in Guatemala.