Cities in GUATEMALA
The population of Guatemala is 15,460,732 (2017). The population density is about 142 inhabitants per square kilometre.
The natural population growth rate is 1.75% (2017)
The birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 24.1(2017)
The death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 4.7 (2017)
Life expectancy is 72.6 years, men 70.6 and women 74.7 (2017)
Guatemala still has a strong Indian heritage Roughly speaking, the composition is:
Mestizos (mix of Spanish, Indian and American 60%)
Whites and others 1%.
Besides Spanish, the official language, at least twenty indigenous (Indian) dialects are spoken. The most important are: Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna and Xinca.
The majority of the population is Roman Catholic. There are also adherents of Protestantism and traditional Mayan religions.
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