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Flag of Guatemala

Official languages

Guatemala City

federal republic
14.341.000 (2010 estimate)[1] Mayan 51%, mestizo 33%, white 16%
Catholic 47.1%, Protestant 39.2%, others 2.4% none 11.3%
Time zone

Demonym Guatemalan
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Guatemala is a country in Central America. The capital is Guatemala City and the current president is Otto Perez Molina.

History[edit | edit source]

Maya Period[edit | edit source]

The Maya civilization flourished in most of what is now Guatemala and surrounding regions during about 2000 years before the arrival of the Spaniards. Its history is divided into three periods: pre-classical, classical and post-classical, still during the classic period when civilization has its main scientific and cultural advances[2].

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Population of Guatemala
  2. History of Guatemala. Page 236
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