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.

Guatemala republic in Central America

Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south. With an estimated population of around 16.6 million, it is the most populated country in Central America. Guatemala is a representative democracy; its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

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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]

Belize country in Central America

Belize is a country located on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. It has an area of 22,970 square kilometres (8,867 sq mi) and a population of 387,879 (2017). Its mainland is about 180 mi (290 km) long and 68 mi (110 km) wide. It has the lowest population and population density in Central America. The country's population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2015) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

Belizean–Guatemalan territorial dispute

The Belizean–Guatemalan territorial dispute is an unresolved binational territorial dispute between the states of Belize and Guatemala, neighbours in Central America. The territory of Belize has been claimed in whole or in part by Guatemala since 1821.

Departments

Departments of Guatemala
Flag Coat of
Arms
Department Map # ISO 3166-2:GT [6] Capital Area (km2) Population
(estimate 2011) [7]
Municipalities Location
Bandera de Alta Verapaz.svg Escudo de armas de Alta Verapaz.svg Alta Verapaz 1 GT-AV Cobán 8,686 1,112,781 17 Alta Verapaz in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Baja Verapaz, Guatemala.png Coat of arms of Baja Verapaz.gif Baja Verapaz 2 GT-BV Salamá 3,124 270,521 8 Baja Verapaz in Guatemala.svg
Bandera de Chimaltenango.jpg Coat of arms of Chimaltenango Department.png Chimaltenango 3 GT-CM Chimaltenango 1,979 612,973 16 Chimaltenango in Guatemala.svg
..Chiquimula Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Chiquimula.png Chiquimula 4 GT-CQ Chiquimula 2,376 370,891 11 Chiquimula in Guatemala.svg
..El Progreso Flag(GUATEMALA).png NA El Progreso 6 GT-PR Guastatoya 1,922 158,092 8 El Progreso in Guatemala.svg
..Escuintla Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Escuintla.png Escuintla 8 GT-ES Escuintla 4,384 701,016 13 Escuintla in Guatemala.svg
Bandera del Departamento Guatemala.png Coat of arms of Guatemala Department.png Guatemala 9 GT-GU Guatemala City 2,126 3,156,284 17 Guatemala in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Huehuetenango.gif Coat of arms of Huehuetango.png Huehuetenango 10 GT-HU Huehuetenango 7,403 1,143,887 31 Huehuetenango in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Izabal Department.gif Coat of Arms of Izabal Department.png Izabal 11 GT-IZ Puerto Barrios 9,038 413,399 5 Izabal in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Jalapa Department, Guatemala.svg Coat of arms of Jalapa.png Jalapa 12 GT-JA Jalapa 2,063 318,420 7 Jalapa in Guatemala.svg
Vlagjutiapa.gif Coat of arms of Jutiapa.png Jutiapa 13 GT-JU Jutiapa 3,219 436,076 17 Jutiapa in Guatemala.svg
..El Peten Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Peten Department.png Petén 5 GT-PE Flores 35,854 638,296 12 Peten in Guatemala.svg
Vlagquetzaltenango.gif Coat of arms of Quetzaltenango.png Quetzaltenango 14 GT-QZ Quetzaltenango 1,951 789,358 24 Quetzaltenango in Guatemala.svg
..El Quiche Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Quiche.png Quiché 7 GT-QC Santa Cruz del Quiché 8,378 953,027 21 El Quiche in Guatemala.svg
Vlagretalhuleu.gif NA Retalhuleu 15 GT-RE Retalhuleu 1,856 304,168 9 Retalhuleu in Guatemala.svg
Bandera de Sacatepequez.svg Coat of arms of Sacatapequez.png Sacatepéquez 16 GT-SA Antigua Guatemala 465 316,638 16 Sacatepequez in Guatemala.svg
Vlagsanmarcos.gif Coat of arms of San Marcos Department.png San Marcos 17 GT-SM San Marcos 2,397 1,019,719 29 San Marcos in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Santa Rosa Department.GIF Coat of arms of Santa Rosa.png Santa Rosa 18 GT-SR Cuilapa 2,295 346,590 14 Santa Rosa in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Solola Department.svg Coat of arms of Solola.png Sololá 19 GT-SO Sololá 1,061 437,145 19 Solola in Guatemala.svg
..Suchitepequez Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Suchitepequez.png Suchitepéquez 20 GT-SU Mazatenango 2,510 516,467 20 Suchitepequez in Guatemala.svg
Vlagtotonicapan.gif Coat of arms of Totonicapan.png Totonicapán 21 GT-TO Totonicapán 1,061 476,369 8 Totonicapan in Guatemala.svg
Flag of Zacapa Department.GIF Coat of arms of Zacapa.png Zacapa 22 GT-ZA Zacapa 2,690 221,646 10 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. "Guatemala: Estimaciones de la Población total por departamento. Período 2003-2011". Instituto Nacional de Estadística Guatemala. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2013-06-25.

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