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Guatemala


    • Location:
      Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Honduras and Belize and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico

    • Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

    • Area:

        total area:
        108,890 sq km

        land area:
        108,430 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly smaller than Tennessee

    • Land boundaries:
      total 1,687 km, Belize 266 km, El Salvador 203 km, Honduras 256 km, Mexico 962 km

    • Coastline:
      400 km

    • Maritime claims:

        continental shelf:
        200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      border with Belize in dispute; talks to resolve the dispute are stalled

    • Climate:
      tropical; hot, humid in lowlands; cooler in highlands

    • Terrain:
      mostly mountains with narrow coastal plains and rolling limestone plateau (Peten)

    • Natural resources:
      petroleum, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        12%

        permanent crops:
        4%

        meadows and pastures:
        12%

        forest and woodland:
        40%

        other:
        32%

    • Irrigated land:
      780 sq km (1989 est.)

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution

        natural hazards:
        numerous volcanoes in mountains, with frequent violent earthquakes; Caribbean coast subject to hurricanes and other tropical storms

        international agreements:
        party to - Antarctic Treaty, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands; signed, but not ratified - Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea

    • Note:
      no natural harbors on west coast






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