Departments of Guatemala

Guatemala is divided into 22 departments (Spanish: departamentos)[1] which are in turn divided into 340[2][3] municipalities.

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In addition, Guatemala has previously 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 the border disputes between the two nations have not been resolved.[4][5]

DepartmentsEdit

Departments of Guatemala
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Department Map # ISO 3166-2:GT[6] Capital Area (km2) Population
(2018 Census)[7]
Municipalities Location
    Alta Verapaz 1 GT-AV Cobán 8,686 1,215,038 17  
    Baja Verapaz 2 GT-BV Salamá 3,124 299,476 8  
    Chimaltenango 3 GT-CM Chimaltenango 1,979 615,776 16  
    Chiquimula 4 GT-CQ Chiquimula 2,376 415,063 11  
    El Progreso 6 GT-PR Guastatoya 1,922 176,632 8  
    Escuintla 8 GT-ES Escuintla 4,384 733,181 13  
    Guatemala 9 GT-GU Guatemala City 2,126 3,015,081 17  
    Huehuetenango 10 GT-HU Huehuetenango 7,403 1,170,669 31  
    Izabal 11 GT-IZ Puerto Barrios 9,038 408,688 5  
    Jalapa 12 GT-JA Jalapa 2,063 342,923 7  
    Jutiapa 13 GT-JU Jutiapa 3,219 488,395 17  
    Petén 5 GT-PE Flores 35,854 545,600 12  
    Quetzaltenango 14 GT-QZ Quetzaltenango 1,951 799,101 24  
    Quiché 7 GT-QC Santa Cruz del Quiché 8,378 949,261 21  
    Retalhuleu 15 GT-RE Retalhuleu 1,856 326,828 9  
    Sacatepéquez 16 GT-SA Antigua Guatemala 465 330,469 16  
    San Marcos 17 GT-SM San Marcos 2,397 1,032,277 29  
    Santa Rosa 18 GT-SR Cuilapa 2,295 396,607 14  
    Sololá 19 GT-SO Sololá 1,061 421,583 19  
    Suchitepéquez 20 GT-SU Mazatenango 2,510 554,695 20  
    Totonicapán 21 GT-TO Totonicapán 1,061 418,569 8  
    Zacapa 22 GT-ZA Zacapa 2,690 245,374 10  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Republica de Guatemala Departamentos de Guatemala". Servicio de Información Municipal de Inforpress. Archived from the original on 2009-04-16.
  2. ^ "Country Report: Guatemala". Pan American Health Organization. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Coloma, Andrea (November 15, 2015). "Petatán ya es el municipio número 340 de Guatemala" (in Spanish). Guatemala.com. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Jorge I. Domínguez; David Mares; Manuel Orozco; David Scott Palmer; Francisco Rojas Aravena; Andrés Serbin (August 2003). "Boundary Disputes in Latin America (summary)". Peaceworks No. 50. United States Institute of Peace. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Jorge I. Domínguez; David Mares; Manuel Orozco; David Scott Palmer; Francisco Rojas Aravena; Andrés Serbin (August 2003). "Boundary Disputes in Latin America (full text)" (pdf). Peaceworks No. 50. United States Institute of Peace. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  6. ^ ISO 3166-2:GT (ISO 3166-2 codes for the departments of Guatemala)
  7. ^ "Resultados Censo 2018" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Guatemala. Retrieved 9 May 2020.

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