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GUATEMALA
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Cities in GUATEMALA

Guatemala city

Population

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)

Population composition:

Guatemala still has a strong Indian heritage Roughly speaking, the composition is:

Mestizos (mix of Spanish, Indian and American 60%)
Indians 39%,
Whites and others 1%.

Language

Besides Spanish, the official language, at least twenty indigenous (Indian) dialects are spoken. The most important are: Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna and Xinca.

Religion

The majority of the population is Roman Catholic. There are also adherents of Protestantism and traditional Mayan religions.

Sources

Elmar Landeninformatie

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated January 2023
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