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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
RegionCentral America
Capital CityGuatemala City
Government TypePresidential Constitutional Republic
Official LanguagesSpanish,Mayan
CurrencyGuatemalan quetzal, GTQ
Phone Code +502
Important CitiesQuetzaltenango, Antigua Guatemala, Puerto Barrios, Escuintla
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-15)
GDP (nominal)USD 102.765 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking96
Primary IndustriesEconomic priorities,Agriculture,Scale,Non-traditional exports
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMexico, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador
Member of(United Nations)
Major ExportsFashion and Apparel, Spices, Fruits and Nuts, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Books and Papers, Vegetables and Related Products, Chemical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Cereals & Pulses, Silk & Textiles, Rubber and Products, Machinery & Appliances
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Books and Papers, Pharmaceutical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Rubber and Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 15.806 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 32.099 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 16.293 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with India
Major Exports to IndiaWood and Pulp, Spices, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fashion and Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessories, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Chemical Products, Books and Papers, Household Items & Products, Gems & Jewellery
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Ceramic Products, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fashion and Apparel, Plastics and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers
India's Imports ValueUSD 20.7 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 465.35 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 444.65 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for GuatemalaEmbassy of India
H.E. Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra
Honourable Ambassador
8ª Avenida 15-07, Zone 10, Guatemala City,Postal Code 01010
 502-2508-881 / 2508-8162

Embassy Details of Guatemala in IndiaGuatemala
Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala
H.E. Mr. Omar Lisandro Castaneda Solares
F-2/3, Ground FloorVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
011-4699-9000 (O)

Honorary Consulate General of Guatemala in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Vivek Partheeban
Honorary Consul
Caplin Point Laboratories Ltd. Ashvich Tower, 3rd Floor, no. 3 Developed Plots Industrial Estate Perungudi
+91-44-24968000, 9940022951 (O)

Honorary Consulate General of Guatemala in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Mukund Khaitan
Honorary Consul
15 Lake Terrace, 3rd Floor Kolkata-700 029
+91 33 3544 5060, +91 98310 66675 (O)

Honorary Consulate General of Guatemala in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Ashok Wadhwa
Honorary Consul
Ambit Holdings Pte. Ltd, Ambit House 449, Senapati Bapat Marg Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013
02239821800 (O)