General information

Location and General Info:

general data

Official Name: Republic of Guatemala
Population: 14,713,763 (2011)
Territorial Extension: 108,890 Km2
Political Division: 22 departments and 334 municipiums
Capital: Guatemala City
Currency: Quetzal (Q)
Currency Exchange rate: US$ 1.00 per 7.96343 (Sep 2013)
Direct Foreign Investment: US$ 1,030 million (2011)
Main Investors: United States 30.4%, Mexico 10.1%, El Salvador 9.0%, Spain 8.7%
Language: Spanish
Religion: Catholic
Time zone: GMT -6 hours (normal) -5 (summer)
Phone calls (country code): 502
Electricity: 127 voltage, 60 hertz, and plug-in A (110)
Airport security tax: Q.20.00 or US$ 3.00 (applicable at departure)
Visa: Europeans and Americans do not need visas. Central American citizens can enter using their internal documents or valid Passport. Other nationalities should see the web address www.migracion.gob.gt
Weather: Temperate, tropical and semitropical

Average temperature and main rainy season

MES ENE FEB MAR ABR MAY JUN JUL AGO SEP OCT NOV DIC
Cent√≠grados 18° 19° 20° 21° 21° 21° 20° 20° 19° 19° 19° 18°
Fahrenheit 64° 66° 68° 70° 70° 70° 68° 68° 66° 66° 66° 64°