La República de Guatemala, del náhuatl: Coactimaltlan: "Territorio muy arbolado", o "País de muchos bosques" , es un país de América Central, el más septentrional del istmo. Limita al norte y occidente con México, al nororiente con Belice y el Mar Caribe, al sur con el Océano Pacífico y al suroriente con Honduras y El Salvador. Su geografía física es en gran parte montañosa. Posee playas en el litoral del Pacífico y planicies bajas al norte del país. Es atravesado en su parte central por la Sierra Madre Chiapas.
The Republic of Guatemala is a country in Central America, in the south part of North America, bordering ► Mexico to the northwest, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, ► Belize and the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, and ► Honduras and ► El Salvador to the southeast.
Republic of Guatemala
Independent country since 1821
Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala City)
108,890 square kilometres (42,040 sq mi)
Spanish (official), Mayan languages
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Indigenous Mayan Beliefs
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Guatemala, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Guatemala.
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