• J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Republic of Guaternala, established on March 21, 1847, after having formed part for twenty-six years of the Confederation of Central America, is governed under a Constitution proclaimed December 1879, and modified October 1885, November 1887, and October 1889. By its terms the legislative power is vested in a National Assembly, consisting of representatives (one for every 20,000 inhabitants) chosen by universal suffrage for four years. The executive is vested in a President, elected for six years, and not eligible for the following period.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Guatemala

1. Official Publications

  1. Anuario de la Direccion General de Estadistica. [Criminalidad. Ciudadanos. Ben ficiencia. Rentas Municipales. Territorio y Poblacion.] Statistics down to 1894. Guatemala, 1898.Google Scholar
  2. Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom. Imp. 4. London.Google Scholar
  3. Foreign Office Reports. Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
  4. Guatemala. No. 32 of the Bulletins of the Bureau of the American Republics. Washington, 1892.Google Scholar
  5. Informe de la Direccion de Estadistica. Annual. Guatemala.Google Scholar
  6. Informe de la Secretaria de Fomento. Annual. Guatemala.Google Scholar
  7. Memorias de los Secretarios de Estado del Gobierno de la repüblica de Guatemala (Gobernacion y Justicia ; Instruccion Publica ; Guerra ; Hacienda ; Relaciones Exteriores). Annual. Guatemala.Google Scholar
  8. Movimiento de poblacion habido en los pueblos de la república de Guatemala. Annual. Guatemala.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Bernouilli (Dr. Gustav), Briefe aus Guatemala, in Dr. Peterruann’s ‘Mittheilungen.’ 4. Gotha, 1868-69.Google Scholar
  2. Bernouilli (Dr. Gustav), Heise in der Republik Guatemala, in Dr. A. Petermann’s Mittheilungen.’ 4. Gotha, 1873.Google Scholar
  3. Brigham (T.), Guatemala. The Land of the Quetzal. London, 1887.Google Scholar
  4. Fröbel (Julius), Aus America. 2 vols. 8. Leipzig, 1857–58.Google Scholar
  5. Gonzalez (Dario), Geografla de Centro-América. San Salvador, 1877.Google Scholar
  6. Lafirière (J.), De Paris à Guatemala, Notes de voyage au centre de l’Amérique. 8. Paris, 1877.Google Scholar
  7. Lemale (G.), Guia geogràfica de los centros de poblacion de la república de Guatemala. Guatemala, 1882.Google Scholar
  8. Marr (Wilhelm), Reise nach Central-America. 2 vols. 8. Hamburg, 1863.Google Scholar
  9. Morelet (L), Voyage dans l’Amérique centrale. 2 vols. 8. Paris, 1859.Google Scholar
  10. Report of Committee of Council of the Corporation of Foreign Bondholders. Appendix for 1897. London, 1898.Google Scholar
  11. Sapper (C), Das nordliche Mittel-Amerika Reisen und Studien, 1888–95. Brunswick, 1897.Google Scholar
  12. Squier (E. G.), The States of Central America. 8. London, 1868.Google Scholar
  13. Stoll (Otto), Guatemala. Reisen und Schilderungen aus den Jahren 1878–83. Leipzig, 1886.Google Scholar
  14. Whetham (J. W. Boddam), Across Central America. 8. London, 1877.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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  1. 1.The Royal Geographical SocietyUK
  2. 2.The Geographical Societies of ParisBerlinGermany
  3. 3.The Geographical Societies of ParisRomeItaly
  4. 4.The Geographical Societies of ParisLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.The Geographical Societies of ParisAmsterdamNetherlands
  6. 6.The Geographical Societies of ParisBrusselsBelgium
  7. 7.The Geographical Societies of ParisBuda-PestHungary
  8. 8.The Geographical Societies of ParisGenevaSwitzerland
  9. 9.The Geographical Societies of ParisNeuchatelSwitzerland
  10. 10.The Geographical Societies of ParisPhiladelphiaUSA
  11. 11.Commercial Geographical Society of ParisFrance

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