• 24 different Mayan dialects

  • "Land of Eternal Spring" due to it's Average annual temperature on the coast ranges from 25 to 30°C (77 to 86°F); in the central highlands the average is 20°C

  • Geologically active with frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity - Of the 30 volcanoes in Guatemala, six have erupted or been otherwise active in recent years

  • Top three exports: coffee, sugar, bananas;

  • Top three imports: machinery and equipment, fuels, mineral products;

  • Top four natural resources: oil, timber, nickel, gold;

  • Estimated per capita GDP, 2011: $5,033;

  • Active military in 2011: 17,065;

  • Largest import country: United States, 38.5%;

  • United Nations member state: 1945 (U.S. Department of State, 2012).