Quick Facts About Guatemala
|Population||15 million people|
|Size||108,888 square km|
|Major Languages||Spanish, more than 20 indigenous languages|
|Major Religions||Christianity, indigenous Mayan beliefs|
|Life Expectancy||68 years men, 75 years women|
|Main Exports||Coffee, Tea, Spices, Fruits, Nuts, and Clothing|
Located in Central America, Guatemala is a country of striking features and a strong indigenous culture. It is mountainous, forested and dotted with Mayan ruins, lakes, volcanoes and orchids, making tourism the main economic driver in Guatemala.
Guatemala ranks as the largest country and economy in Central America, yet more than half of the population live in poverty. Large disparities persist in economic development and access to health services, with rural areas, composed mainly of indigenous peoples, faring much worse than their urban counterparts. These disparities have contributed to high levels of maternal and infant mortality throughout the country.
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