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Departments of Guatemala

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Guatemala is divided into 22 departments (departamentos)[1] which are in turn divided into 334[2] municipalities.

In addition, Guatemala has in the past claimed that all or part of the nation of Belize is a department of Guatemala (as a part of the Province of Verapaz), and this claim is sometimes reflected in maps of the region. Guatemala formally recognized Belize in 1991, but as of this time the remaining border disputes between the two nations had not been resolved.[3][4]

Contents

  • Departments 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External resources 4

Departments

Departments of Guatemala
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Department Map # ISO 3166-2:GT[5] Capital Area (km2) Population
(estimate 2011)[6]
Municipalities Location
Alta Verapaz 1 GT-AV Cobán 8,686 1,112,781 17
Baja Verapaz 2 GT-BV Salamá 3,124 270,521 8
Chimaltenango 3 GT-CM Chimaltenango 1,979 612,973 16
Chiquimula 4 GT-CQ Chiquimula 2,376 370,891 11
NA El Progreso 6 GT-PR Guastatoya 1,922 158,092 8
Escuintla 8 GT-ES Escuintla 4,384 701,016 13
Guatemala 9 GT-GU Guatemala City 2,126 3,156,284 17
Huehuetenango 10 GT-HU Huehuetenango 7,403 1,143,887 31
Izabal 11 GT-IZ Puerto Barrios 9,038 413,399 5
Jalapa 12 GT-JA Jalapa 2,063 318,420 7
Jutiapa 13 GT-JU Jutiapa 3,219 436,076 17
Petén 5 GT-PE Flores 35,854 638,296 12
Quetzaltenango 14 GT-QZ Quetzaltenango 1,951 789,358 24
Quiché 7 GT-QC Santa Cruz del Quiché 8,378 953,027 21
NA Retalhuleu 15 GT-RE Retalhuleu 1,856 304,168 9
Sacatepéquez 16 GT-SA Antigua Guatemala 465 316,638 16
San Marcos 17 GT-SM San Marcos 2,397 1,019,719 29
Santa Rosa 18 GT-SR Cuilapa 2,295 346,590 14
Sololá 19 GT-SO Sololá 1,061 437,145 20
Suchitepéquez 20 GT-SU Mazatenango 2,510 516,467 20
Totonicapán 21 GT-TO Totonicapán 1,061 476,369 8
Zacapa 22 GT-ZA Zacapa 2,690 221,646 10

See also

References

  1. ^ "Republica de Guatemala Departamentos de Guatemala". Servicio de Información Municipal de Inforpress. Archived from the original on 2009-04-16. 
  2. ^ "DEPARTMENTS OF GUATEMALA". Guatemala on the Web. http://www.guatemalaontheweb.com/information/general-information/departments-of-guatemala/ Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Jorge I. Domínguez, David Mares, Manuel Orozco, David Scott Palmer, Francisco Rojas Aravena, and Andrés Serbin (August 2003). "Boundary Disputes in Latin America (summary)". Peaceworks No. 50. United States Institute of Peace. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jorge I. Domínguez, David Mares, Manuel Orozco, David Scott Palmer, Francisco Rojas Aravena, and Andrés Serbin (August 2003). "Boundary Disputes in Latin America (full text)" (pdf). Peaceworks No. 50. United States Institute of Peace. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ ISO 3166-2 codes for the departments of Guatemala)
  6. ^ "Guatemala: Estimaciones de la Población total por departamento. Período 2003-2011". Instituto Nacional de Estadística Guatemala. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 

External resources

  • Interactive map of Guatemalan departments and municipalities
  • statoid site
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