Guatemala is one of the 338 municipalities of the Republic of Guatemala and is the provincial capital of the department of Guatemala and also is the capital. It covers an area of 228 square kilometers. It has a city, seven villages and 20 hamlets
The municipality limits the north of Guatemala Chinautla north and San Pedro Ayampuc, south to Santa Catarina Pinula San José Pinula, Villa Canales, Villa Nueva and San Miguel Petapa, east and west Palencia Mixco, all municipalities in the department of Guatemala.
Its climate is temperate and its celebration is celebrated on August 15, when the Catholic Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. Guatemala was founded on January 2, 1776, when it was called the Valley of the Hermitage or Virgin Valley