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Guatemala Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 10,483   Population 2000 (UN '000) 11,385
Area (km2) 108,523   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 18
Number of Administrative Units 329   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 32
Number of Urban Extents 36   Number of Settlement Points 46

Guatemala Details

Continent North America
Country Name Guatemala
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Departmento
Level2 Type Municipio
Number of Units 329
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 32
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2002
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 7,307
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 8,613
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 10,483
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 8,749
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 9,976
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 11,385
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 108,523
Average Input Resolution (km) 18
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 46
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 996,902
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 6,229
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 52,889
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 36
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,513
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 6
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 115
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 4,141
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,367,161
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,081
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 97,584
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 3,513,039
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 4%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 31%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 40%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 46
Regression-estimated Extents 2
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
1994 population from: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, INE. 1996. Republica de Guatemala. Caracteristicas Generales de Poblacion y Habitacion. Guatemala. 2002 population from: Republica de Guatemala. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica. Censo Nacionales XI de Poblacion y VI de Habitacion 2002,
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Mapa de la Regionalizacion de la Republica de Guatemala. Ministerio de Agricultura. Escala 1:750000. Copia Heliografica. Prepared by the Centro Internacional de Agricultural Tropical (CIAT).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
Celade, Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) - Population Division of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; City Population,;World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
The municipio of Guatemala De-partment and officially recognized centres of other departments and municipalities. The urban popula-tion for 1981 is officially adjusted to include the urbanized suburbs bordering the municipio of Gua-temala in a way consistent with the previous census.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
The following edits were made: (1) In the Departamento of El Quiche - population of Chicaman added Uzpantan; Ixcan added to Chajul; and Pachalum added to Joyabaj (2) In the Departamento of Alta Verapaz ? Fray Bartolome delas Casas added to Cahabon; and Santa Catalina la Tinta added to Panzos (3) Population extrapolated to target years using a growth rate calculated between 1994 and 2002. (4) A 5% growth rate cap was applied to select units.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: