Departments of Guatemala

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Guatemala is divided into 22 departments (Spanish: departamentos) [1] which are in turn divided into 340 [2] [3] municipalities.

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In addition, Guatemala has previously claimed that all or part of the nation of Belize is a department of Guatemala (as a part of the Province of Verapaz), and this claim is sometimes reflected in maps of the region. Guatemala formally recognized Belize in 1991, but the border disputes between the two nations have not been resolved. [4] [5]

Departments

Departments of Guatemala
FlagCoat of
Arms
DepartmentMap # ISO 3166-2:GT [6] CapitalArea (km2)Population
(2018 Census) [7]
MunicipalitiesLocation
Bandera de Alta Verapaz.svg Escudo de armas de Alta Verapaz.svg Alta Verapaz 1GT-AV Cobán 8,6861,215,03817 Alta Verapaz in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Baja Verapaz, Guatemala.png Coat of arms of Baja Verapaz.gif Baja Verapaz 2GT-BV Salamá 3,124299,4768 Baja Verapaz in Guatemala.svg
Bandera de Chimaltenango.jpg Coat of arms of Chimaltenango Department.png Chimaltenango 3GT-CM Chimaltenango 1,979615,77616 Chimaltenango in Guatemala.svg
..Chiquimula Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Chiquimula.png Chiquimula 4GT-CQ Chiquimula 2,376415,06311 Chiquimula in Guatemala.svg
Bandera PRO.JPG NA El Progreso 6GT-PR Guastatoya 1,922176,6328 El Progreso in Guatemala.svg
..Escuintla Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Escuintla.png Escuintla 8GT-ES Escuintla 4,384733,18113 Escuintla in Guatemala.svg
Bandera del Departamento Guatemala.png Coat of arms of Guatemala Department.png Guatemala 9GT-GU Guatemala City 2,1263,015,08117 Guatemala in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Huehuetenango.gif Coat of arms of Huehuetango.png Huehuetenango 10GT-HU Huehuetenango 7,4031,170,66931 Huehuetenango in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Izabal Department.gif Coat of Arms of Izabal Department.png Izabal 11GT-IZ Puerto Barrios 9,038408,6885 Izabal in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Jalapa Department, Guatemala.svg Coat of arms of Jalapa.png Jalapa 12GT-JA Jalapa 2,063342,9237 Jalapa in Guatemala.svg
Vlagjutiapa.gif Coat of arms of Jutiapa.png Jutiapa 13GT-JU Jutiapa 3,219488,39517 Jutiapa in Guatemala.svg
..El Peten Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Peten Department.png Petén 5GT-PE Flores 35,854545,60012 Peten in Guatemala.svg
Vlagquetzaltenango.gif Coat of arms of Quetzaltenango.png Quetzaltenango 14GT-QZ Quetzaltenango 1,951799,10124 Quetzaltenango in Guatemala.svg
..El Quiche Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Quiche.png Quiché 7GT-QC Santa Cruz del Quiché 8,378949,26121 El Quiche in Guatemala.svg
Vlagretalhuleu.gif NA Retalhuleu 15GT-RE Retalhuleu 1,856326,8289 Retalhuleu in Guatemala.svg
Bandera de Sacatepequez.svg Coat of arms of Sacatapequez.png Sacatepéquez 16GT-SA Antigua Guatemala 465330,46916 Sacatepequez in Guatemala.svg
Vlagsanmarcos.gif Coat of arms of San Marcos Department.png San Marcos 17GT-SM San Marcos 2,3971,032,27729 San Marcos in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Santa Rosa Department.GIF Coat of arms of Santa Rosa.png Santa Rosa 18GT-SR Cuilapa 2,295396,60714 Santa Rosa in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Solola Department.svg Coat of arms of Solola.png Sololá 19GT-SO Sololá 1,061421,58319 Solola in Guatemala.svg
..Suchitepequez Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Suchitepequez.png Suchitepéquez 20GT-SU Mazatenango 2,510554,69520 Suchitepequez in Guatemala.svg
Vlagtotonicapan.gif Coat of arms of Totonicapan.png Totonicapán 21GT-TO Totonicapán 1,061418,5698 Totonicapan in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Zacapa Department.GIF Coat of arms of Zacapa.png Zacapa 22GT-ZA Zacapa 2,690245,37410 Zacapa in Guatemala.svg

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References

  1. "Republica de Guatemala Departamentos de Guatemala". Servicio de Información Municipal de Inforpress. Archived from the original on 2009-04-16.
  2. "Country Report: Guatemala". Pan American Health Organization . Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  3. Coloma, Andrea (November 15, 2015). "Petatán ya es el municipio número 340 de Guatemala" (in Spanish). Guatemala.com. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  4. Jorge I. Domínguez; David Mares; Manuel Orozco; David Scott Palmer; Francisco Rojas Aravena; Andrés Serbin (August 2003). "Boundary Disputes in Latin America (summary)". Peaceworks No. 50. United States Institute of Peace. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  5. Jorge I. Domínguez; David Mares; Manuel Orozco; David Scott Palmer; Francisco Rojas Aravena; Andrés Serbin (August 2003). "Boundary Disputes in Latin America (full text)" (pdf). Peaceworks No. 50. United States Institute of Peace. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  6. ISO 3166-2:GT (ISO 3166-2 codes for the departments of Guatemala)
  7. "Resultados Censo 2018" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Guatemala. Retrieved 9 May 2020.

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