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    Guatemala Geography - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Total area: 108,890 km2
      land area: 108,430 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Tennessee

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

      Coastline: 400 km

      Maritime claims: @m5Continental shelf: not specific
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: claims Belize, but boundary negotiations are underway

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

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

      Natural resources: crude oil, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle

      Land use: 12% arable land; 4% permanent crops; 12% meadows and pastures; 40% forest and woodland; 32% other; includes 1% irrigated

      Environment: numerous volcanoes in mountains, with frequent violent earthquakes; Caribbean coast subject to hurricanes and other tropical storms; deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution

      Note: no natural harbors on west coast

      NOTE: The information regarding Guatemala on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guatemala Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guatemala Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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