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About Guatemala

Guatemala, officially known as the Republic of Guatemala is a country in the Central American Region. The country has been the core of the Mayan civilization before it became part of the Spanish colonization. The country has stuck in various coups and civil wars which has affected the country a lot making it one of the poorest countries in Latin America.

Economically Guatemala has one of the largest economies in the region. Agriculture (Coffee, Banana, Sugar, Fruits & Vegetables, etc.,) has been a major part of the country’s economy.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionLatin America
Capital CityGuatemala City
Government Typepresidential representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesSpanish
CurrencyGuatemalan quetzal, GTQ
Phone Code +502
Important CitiesQuetzaltenango, Antigua Guatemala, Puerto Barrios, Escuintla
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-15)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking96
Primary IndustriesEconomic priorities,Agriculture,Scale,Non-traditional exports
Major ExportsCoffee, tea, maté and spices, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Animal or vegetable fats and oils, Iron and steel, Plastics and articles thereof, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Beverages, spirits and vinegar
Major Exports to IndiaVehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Pharmaceutical products, Cotton, Organic chemicals, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Rubber and articles thereof, Plastics and articles thereof, Tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins and their derivatives, dyes, pigments, Miscellaneous chemical products, Electrical machinery and equipment, Iron and steel, Man-made staple fibres
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Electrical machinery and equipment, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Plastics and articles thereof, Iron and steel, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard, Pharmaceutical products, Cereals, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic, Miscellaneous chemical products, Organic chemicals
Major Imports from IndiaCoffee, tea, maté and spices, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Electrical machinery and equipment, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic, Aluminium and articles thereof, Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material, Zinc and articles thereof, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, of paper, Iron and steel, Rubber and articles thereof, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with India
Bordering NationsMexico, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador
Member of(United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for GuatemalaH.E. Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
8ª Avenida 15-07, Zone 10, Guatemala City,Postal Code 01010
Phone:  502-2508-881 / 2508-8162
Embassy Details of Guatemala in IndiaMr. Esmaylin Thomas Daniel Gomez Escobedo
C dA
Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala
F-2/3, Ground FloorVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
Phone: 011-4699-9000 (O)