Population of main cities including suburbs:
Guatemala City (2,564,000); Mixco (473,000); Villa Nueva (406,800); Quezaltenango (132,000); Escuintla (120,000).
Mixed and European: 59.4%, K'iche: 9.1%, Kaqchikel: 8.4%, Mam: 7.9%, Q'eqchi: 6.3%, other Mayan tribes: 8.6%, the Indians who do not belong to Mayan groups: 0.2% and others 0.1%
Other Languages Spoken:
There are 22 dialects in Guatemala amongst them are the Quiche, the Kakchiquel, the Quekchi, the Mam, the Garifuna as well as the Xinka.
Spanish and English.
Catholics 74.8%, Protestants 24.5%, Others 0.7%.
Catholicism remains the main religion. However, since the 80s, Protestant sects have made their appearance. 75% of them are Pentecosts. They enjoy great popularity and in some villages, they have managed to split the Indian community. The Maya religion, based on nature, is resisting as much as possible to this invasion. Thus, the Maximón is still venerated in Santiago Atitlán and San Simón in Zunil.
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National Currency: Guatemala Quetzal (GTQ)
Type of State:
Republic based on a constitutional democracy.
Type of Economy:
Middle-income (lower bracket) economy country. Developing country..
Economy based on agriculture; manufactured goods and construction.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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11.5 per 100 Inhabitants
16.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
80.5% of the Population
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