Capital: Guatemala City

Population: 16,317,180 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ)

Official Language: Spanish

Unofficial Languages: Amerindian languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo, European, K’iche, Kaqchikel, Mam, Q’eqchi, and other indigenous groups

Largest Cities: Guatemala City, Mixco, Villa Nueva, Petapa

Main Sport: Football, Baseball, Boxing

Political System: Constitutional Democratic Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Holy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Saturday (March 26)

Labor Day (May 1)

Army Day (June 30)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Independence Day (September 15)

Revolution Day (October 20)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Christmas (December 25)

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