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The Mayan civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, some 1 million refugees. In January 2012, Guatemala assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2012-13 term.


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People And Society

Nationality
Noun Guatemalan(s)
Adjective Guatemalan

Ethnic groups
Mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish - in local Spanish called Ladino) and European 59.4%, K'iche 9.1%, Kaqchikel 8.4%, Mam 7.9%, Q'eqchi 6.3%, other Mayan 8.6%, indigenous non-Mayan 0.2%, other 0.1% (2001 census)

Languages
Spanish (official) 60%, Amerindian languages 40%
Note
There are 23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca

Religions
Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs

Population World Ranking: 69
14,099,032 (July 2012 est.)

Age structure
0-14 years
38.1% (male 2,678,340/female 2,582,472)
15-64 years
58% (male 3,889,573/female 4,130,698)
65 years and over
3.9% (male 252,108/female 291,272) (2011 est.)

Median age
Total 20.4 years
Male 19.7 years
Female 21.1 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate World Ranking: 57
1.948% (2012 est.)

Birth rate World Ranking: 50
26.48 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)

Death rate World Ranking: 187
4.92 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)

Net migration rate World Ranking: 165
-2.08 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)

Urbanization
Urban population 49% of total population (2010)
Rate of urbanization
3.4% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population
GUATEMALA CITY (capital) 1.075 million (2009)

Sex ratio
At birth 1.05 male(s)/female
Under 15 years 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over 0.87 male(s)/female
Total population
0.97 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate World Ranking: 64
120 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)

Infant mortality rate World Ranking: 79
Total 25.16 deaths/1,000 live births
Male 27.34 deaths/1,000 live births
Female
22.87 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth World Ranking: 141
Total population 71.17 years
Male 69.29 years
Female 73.14 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate World Ranking: 52
3.18 children born/woman (2012 est.)

Health expenditures World Ranking: 118
5.7% of GDP (2009)

Physicians density
0.9 physicians/1,000 population (1999)

Hospital bed density
0.6 beds/1,000 population (2009)

Hiv/aids - adult prevalence rate World Ranking: 58
0.8% (2009 est.)

Hiv/aids - people living with hiv/aids World Ranking: 53
62,000 (2009 est.)

Hiv/aids - deaths World Ranking: 49
2,600 (2009 est.)

Major infectious diseases
Degree of risk High
Food or waterborne diseases
Bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Vectorborne disease Dengue fever and malaria
Water contact disease Leptospirosis (2009)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight World Ranking: 42
17.7% (2002)

Education expenditures World Ranking: 126
3.2% of GDP (2008)

Literacy
Definition
Age 15 and over can read and write
Total population 69.1%
Male 75.4%
Female 63.3% (2002 census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
Total 11 years
Male 11 years
Female 10 years (2007)


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  Guatemala (Guatemala City):


  GPS points from Guatemala (Guatemala City)

Municipio De San Martin Jilotepeque Departamento De Chimaltenango

Xepanil Departamento De Chimaltenango

Chamelco Departamento De Alta Verapaz

Lomas Departamento De Jutiapa

Cruce Departamento De Escuintla

El Pericon Departamento Del Quiche

Sacsi Departamento De Alta Verapaz

El Cofradias Departamento De Chiquimula




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