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Guatemala

Welcome to Guatemala! From its ancient temples deep in dense rain forest to its more than 9,000 colorful species of plants and animals, Guatemala is rich in culture, history, and wildlife. Come explore this Central American country with TIME For Kids.

Official name: Republic of Guatemala

 

Size: 42,042 square miles (108,889 square kilometers); slightly smaller than Pennsylvania

 

Population: 14,647,083 (July 2014 estimate)

 

Capital city: Guatemala City

 

Official language: Spanish. There are also 23 officially recognized native languages.

 

Climate: Tropical; lowlands, hot and humid; highlands, cooler

 

Currency: Quetzal

 

Products: Sugar, coffee, bananas; petroleum, metals; clothing

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