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]

Departments[edit]

Department map of Guatemala
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Departments of Guatemala
Flag Coat of
Arms
Department Map # ISO 3166-2:GT[5] Capital Area (km2) Population
(estimate 2011)[6]
Municipalities Location
Bandera de Alta Verapaz.svg Escudo de armas de Alta Verapaz.svg Alta Verapaz 1 GT-AV Cobán 8,686 1,112,781 17 AltaVerapazGUAT.PNG
Flag of Baja Verapaz, Guatemala.png Coat of arms of Baja Verapaz.gif Baja Verapaz 2 GT-BV Salamá 3,124 270,521 8 BajaVerapazGUAT.PNG
Bandera de Chimaltenango.jpg Coat of arms of Chimaltenango Department.png Chimaltenango 3 GT-CM Chimaltenango 1,979 612,973 16 ChimaltenangoGUAT.PNG
..Chiquimula Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Chiquimula.png Chiquimula 4 GT-CQ Chiquimula 2,376 370,891 11 ChiquimulaGUAT.PNG
..El Progreso Flag(GUATEMALA).png NA El Progreso 6 GT-PR Guastatoya 1,922 158,092 8 ElProgresoGUAT.PNG
..Escuintla Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Escuintla.png Escuintla 8 GT-ES Escuintla 4,384 701,016 13 EscuintlaGUAT.PNG
Flag of Guatemala Department.png Coat of arms of Guatemala Department.png Guatemala 9 GT-GU Guatemala City 2,126 3,156,284 17 GuatemalaGUAT.PNG
Flag of Huehuetenango.gif Coat of arms of Huehuetango.png Huehuetenango 10 GT-HU Huehuetenango 7,403 1,143,887 31 HuehuetenangoGUAT.PNG
Flag of Izabal Department.gif Coat of Arms of Izabal Department.png Izabal 11 GT-IZ Puerto Barrios 9,038 413,399 5 IzabalGUAT.PNG
Flag of Jalapa Department.gif Coat of arms of Jalapa.png Jalapa 12 GT-JA Jalapa 2,063 318,420 7 JalapaGUAT.PNG
Vlagjutiapa.gif Coat of arms of Jutiapa.png Jutiapa 13 GT-JU Jutiapa 3,219 436,076 17 JutiapaGUAT.PNG
Coat of arms of Peten Department.png Petén 5 GT-PE Flores 35,854 638,296 12 ElPetenGUAT.PNG
Vlagquetzaltenango.gif Coat of arms of Quetzaltenango.png Quetzaltenango 14 GT-QZ Quetzaltenango 1,951 789,358 24 QuestzaltenangoGUAT.PNG
..El Quiché Flag(GUATEMALA).png Coat of arms of Quiche.png Quiché 7 GT-QC Santa Cruz del Quiché 8,378 953,027 21 ElQuicheGUAT.PNG
Vlagretalhuleu.gif NA Retalhuleu 15 GT-RE Retalhuleu 1,856 304,168 9 RetalhuleuGUAT.PNG
Flag of Sacatepéquez Department.gif Coat of arms of Sacatapequez.png Sacatepéquez 16 GT-SA Antigua Guatemala 465 316,638 16 SacatepequezGUAT.PNG
Vlagsanmarcos.gif Coat of arms of San Marcos Department.png San Marcos 17 GT-SM San Marcos 2,397 1,019,719 29 SanMarcosGUAT.PNG
Flag of Santa Rosa Department.GIF Coat of arms of Santa Rosa.png Santa Rosa 18 GT-SR Cuilapa 2,295 346,590 14 SantaRosaGUAT.PNG
Vlagsolola.gif Coat of arms of Solola.png Sololá 19 GT-SO Sololá 1,061 437,145 20 SololaGUAT.PNG
Flag of Suchitepéquez Department.GIF Coat of arms of Suchitepequez.png Suchitepéquez 20 GT-SU Mazatenango 2,510 516,467 20 SuchitepequezGUAT.PNG
Vlagtotonicapan.gif Coat of arms of Totonicapan.png Totonicapán 21 GT-TO Totonicapán 1,061 476,369 8 TotonicapanGUAT.PNG
Flag of Zacapa Department.GIF Coat of arms of Zacapa.png Zacapa 22 GT-ZA Zacapa 2,690 221,646 10 ZacapaGUAT.PNG

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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:GT (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.