Guatemala

Languages:

The official language is Spanish but English is understood in hotels and tourist destinations. 

Time zone:

CST (UTC−6) 

Electricity:

Electrical current is 110 volts, 60Hz. A variety of plugs are in use including the flat two-pin, flat three-pin and the UK-style three-pin. 

Area:

108,889 sq km 

Population:

16,176,133 (2014 estimate) 

Currency:

Quetzal (GTQ) 

Religion:

Christianity 

Government:

Unitary presidential republic 

Phone code:

+502 

Guatemala's flag Flag of Guatemala
Guatemala is a nation located in Central America. It has a rich and unique culture due the mix of Spanish and Mayan influences in its history. This fusion has made it one of the most remarkable and scenic destinations in the Central America.
Travellers who are into ancient cultures will find that several Mayan ruins are located in Guatemala. There's the famous ruin of Tikal, considered as the largest Maya ruins in the country. Although, this reputation may soon be replaced by the ruins of El Mirador, which are still being studied but is thought to be the cradle of the Maya civilisation. Meanwhile, Aguateca boasts some of the most well-preserved Mayan ruins in the country.
Other than these historical sites, visitors to Guatemala will find the picturesque lake regions of Lake Atitlan a worthy destination. Here, scenic views of mountains, volcanoes, and villages are a constant sight. There's also Monterrico, the most popular beach in the country.

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