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.
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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