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Guatemala is divided into 22 departments (Spanish: departamentos)which are in turn divided into 340 municipalities.
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.
A department is an administrative or political subdivision in many countries. Departments are the first-level subdivisions of 11 countries, nine in the Americas and two in Africa. An additional 10 countries use departments as second-level subdivisions, eight in Africa, and one each in the Americas and Europe.
Spanish or Castilian is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in the Americas and Spain. It is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.
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.
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.
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.
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|Quiché||7||GT-QC||Santa Cruz del Quiché||8,378||953,027||21|
|San Marcos||17||GT-SM||San Marcos||2,397||1,019,719||29|
The Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, or, in everyday language, San Andrés y Providencia, is one of the departments of Colombia. It consists of two island groups about 775 km (482 mi) northwest of mainland Colombia, and eight outlying banks and reefs. The largest island of the archipelago is called San Andrés and its capital is San Andrés. The other large islands are Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands which lie to the north-east of San Andrés; their capital is Santa Isabel.
Quetzaltenango is a department in the western highlands of Guatemala. The capital is the city of Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala. The department is divided up into 24 municipalities. The inhabitants include Spanish-speaking Ladinos and the K'iche' and Mam Maya groups, both with their own Maya language. The department consists of mountainous terrain, with its principal river being the Samalá River. the department is seismically active, suffering from both earthquakes and volcanic activity.
The LVI Legislature of the Congress of Mexico met from 1994 to 1997.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Guatemala:
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Honduras:
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Mexico:
The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the Republic of Costa Rica.
The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the Republic of Guatemala.
This is an Index of Central America-related articles. This index defines Central America as the seven nations of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the Republic of Panamá.
The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the nation of Belize.
The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the Republic of Honduras.
Sueños y Caramelos is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carlos Moreno Laguillo for Televisa in 2005. It is a remake of La Pícara Soñadora.
General elections were held in Guatemala on 6 September 2015 to elect the President and Vice President, all 158 Congress deputies, all 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament, and mayors and councils for all 338 municipalities in the country.
Jimmy Morales is a Guatemalan politician, actor, screenwriter and director, who won the 2015 Guatemalan presidential election and has served as President of Guatemala since January 2016. He joined the National Convergence Front (FCN/Nation) party in 2013 and became its General Secretary. Prior to his entry into politics he was a comic actor.
General elections will be held in Guatemala in June 16, 2019 to elect the President and Congress, with a second round of the presidential elections to be held in August 11, 2019 if no candidate wins a majority in the first round.