República de Guatemala

Information about Guatemala

Location

Northern Part of Central America

Located in the northern part of Central America, surrounded by the same mountains as Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. The coast with the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is 14,468 kilometers away from Taiwan.

Climate

Subtropical Climate

Subtropical climate is predominant with the average temperature 22°C. It is hot and humid near the Caribbean Sea, hot and dry along the Pacific coast, cool and pleasant arpund the central plateau.

Capital

Guatemala City

Guatemala City is also the largest city in Central America

Size

108,889 square kilometers

(About 3 times the size of Taiwan)

Population

17.68 million people

(About 3/4 of the population of Taiwan)

The median age is 22.9 years, the youngest in Central America

Official language

Spanish

The official language is Spanish, but there are still 23 Mayan dialects nationalwide.

Religion

Religious Freedom

Catholics: 56.5%
Christianity: 30.2%

Regime

Democratic Republic and Representative System

President, Alejandro Giammattei

The Congress is composed of 160 members, and each term of office for 4 years

Currency

Quetzal (Q)

by the name of national bird

1 USD ≒ 7.72 Q
1 NTD = 0.3 Q

National Day

September 15 (1821)

It is also the Independence Day of Guatemala

Time zone

UTC-6

(14 hours later than Taiwan)

Voltage

110-220V

“The Engine of Central America”

Guatemala