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Catedral de Guatemala - Photo by Oscar Mota - CC-BY

Population (2006) ........................................................................12,293,545
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 3,700
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 60.57
Unemployment.....................................................................7.5%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.6
Labor force (%) ....... 1.3
 

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sunset guatemala volcano - Photo by mikebaird - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................42,408 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................40
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 64
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 43
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................27
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 63
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...........................................33

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Background Note: Guatemala  __ A full national profile with Guatemala history, culture, Guatemala economy, maps of Guatemala and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2045.htm

Country Profile: Guatemala __ "A country of striking features and a strong indigenous culture, Guatemala's natural beauty and powerful identity stand in stark contrast to its bloody past and troubled present." You will find an overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1215758.stm

Doing Business in Guatemala __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." This page specific to Guatemala. - From The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=81

Economy of Guatemala __ "Guatemala's Gross domestic product for 2000 was estimated at $19.0 billion, with real growth slowing to approximately 3.3%. After the signing of the final peace accord in December 1996, Guatemala was well-positioned for rapid economic growth over the next several years." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Guatemala with links to related materials. - from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Guatemala 



Ethnologue report for Guatemala  __ Learn about the living languages used in Guatemala. - From ethnologue.com - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=GT

Geography and Map of Guatemala  __ Map and general information about the geography of Guatemala. - illustrated - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcguatemala.htm

Guatemala __ "The most populous nation in Central America, Guatemala is best known for its historical role as a major seat of Pre-Columbian cultures, particularly the Mayans." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala
Guatemala __ You will find facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations of Guatemala. - From US State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2045.htm

Guatemala Country Information  __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find Guatemala history, people, population, Guatemala government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=100&countryName=Guatemala


 
Guatemala Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate ... __ "Guatemala Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." This and more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb1999/guatemala/guatemala_economy.html 

Guatemala - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ Here is a Guatemala Interactive Factbook: Flag, Guatemala Map, Geography, People, Guatemala Government, Guatemala Economy, Transportation, Communications and more. - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/guatemala_geography.html

Guatemala: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blguatemala.htm 
 
Guatemala: History, Geography, Government, and Culture... __ Information such as geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107596.html

Guatemala map and information page __ An atlas style page with geography and maps of Guatemala. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/camerica/gt.htm

Guatemala Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Guatemala. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Central_America/Guatemala/

Guatemala Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/guatemala 

Guatemala Travel Information __ "Despite its turmoil, travellers flock to Guatemala because it offers Central America in concentrated form: its volcanoes are the highest and most active, its Mayan ruins the most impressive, its earthquakes the most devastating and its history decidedly intense." This and more. - illustrated - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/central-america/guatemala/

Guatemala Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/guatemala/ 
 
History of Guatemala __ "The history of Guatemala can be traced back to the arrival of the first human settlers, presumed to have migrated from the north at least 12000 years ago" You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Guatemala

Maps Of Guatemala __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Guatemala.html

Pictures of Guatemala - Gallery with 978 Guatemala pictures ... __ Many click-to-enlarge photographs of Guatemala. - illustrated - From traveljournals.net - http://www.traveljournals.net/pictures/guatemala/11.html

pictures of Guatemala at picturesofplaces.com - guatemala pictures ... __"Guatemala pictures including Antigua, Guatemala City, Tikal, Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango, Mayan ruins, Agua Volcano, Panajachel, jungle, and more!" - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/CentralSouthAmerica/guatemala.html 
 

 

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