Guatemala (Country) (DC Comics)



Guatemala (i/ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlə/ gwah-tə-mah-lə), officially the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: República de Guatemala [reˈpuβlika ðe ɣwateˈmala]), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. Its area is 108,890 km2 (42,043 mi2) with an estimated population of 13,276,517.

A representative democracy, its capital is Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City. Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.[4] The former Mayan civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization, which continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. The Mayas live in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the southern part of Mexico and northern parts of El Salvador.

Guatemala became independent from Spain in 1821, joining the Mexican Empire. After it became an independent country in its own right, it was ruled by a series of dictators, assisted by the United Fruit Company. The late 20th century saw Guatemala embroiled in a 36-year-long civil war. Following the war, Guatemala has witnessed both economic growth and successful democratic elections. In the most recent election, held in 2011, Otto Pérez Molina of the Patriotic Party, won the presidency.

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Superman Adventures Vol 1 #40 (February, 2000)
Created by: Jenette Kahn, Mike Manley, Terry Austin, Marie Severin, Zylonol, Ty Templeton, Dan Slott, Neil Vokes, Phil Felix, Joey Cavalieri 

In story information

Official Name: Guatemala
Type: Country
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Location Details

Universe: New Earth
Galaxy: Milky Way
Star System: Sol
Planet: Earth
Continent: South America

Characteristics

Dimensions

42,042 sq mi

Population

13,824,463

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