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___ Satellite View and Map of Guatemala City (La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción)

Guatemala City at night
Guatemala City at night, the beauty of the image is deceiving, 60 per cent of Guatemala's population is poor. Image: chensiyuan

About Guatemala City (Guate)

Guatemala City Coat of ArmsSatellite view is showing Guatemala City, the national capital of Guatemala. The country's largest and most populous city is located in a mountain valley north of Lake Amatitlán in the south central part of the country at an altitude of 1,500 m.

Guatemala City is a planned city, it was founded in 1776 to replace the former capital, Antigua Guatemala, which was partially destroyed by the Santa Marta earthquakes in 1773. The city was laid out with streets running north-south and east-west, with a central square and three smaller squares. The city was destroyed again by the 1917 earthquake. After reconstruction the city grew in a large horizontal expansion due to a decade-long migration from the rural areas into its metropolitan space, with precarious conditions for many of its inhabitants. Many houses in the "settlements" are made of rusty corrugated iron, cardboard and plastic. Poverty and resulting social insecurity continues to be one of the most serious problems in Guatemala, which is especially generated in the capital and its urban areas.

Today it is the largest city in Central America and in the Caribbean Basin, it has an estimated population of more than 3 million people. It is Guatemala's prime city, the center of political, economic and industrial power in the country. Spoken languages are Spanish and various Mayan languages.

The map shows a city map of Guatemala City with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of La Aurora International Airport (IATA code: GUA), about 6 km (4 mi) south of Guatemala City's center. Zoom out to find the location of Pacaya volcano about 30 kilometers (19 mi) south of Guatemala City.

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Local Time Guatemala:
Tuesday-June-11  04:29  
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST) UTC/GMT -6 hours
φ Latitude, λ Longitude (of Map center; move the map to see coordinates):
Searchable map/satellite view of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

City Coordinates: 14°37′22 N 90°31′53 W
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