According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Guatemala is +502. This code is used when making phone calls to Guatemala from other countries. It is also used for international text messages sent to and from Guatemala. The area code of Guatemala is divided into 22 departments, each with its own unique three-digit prefix. These prefixes are used in combination with the seven-digit local numbers to make a 10-digit phone number. For example, if you wanted to call someone in Quetzaltenango, the area code would be 77 followed by a seven-digit local number. Different areas may have different calling plans, so it’s important to check with your service provider before making an international call. In addition to providing access to landlines, the area code of Guatemala can also be used for mobile phones. Mobile numbers start with a four-digit prefix followed by a six-digit number. For example, if you wanted to call someone in Guatemala City on their mobile phone, the area code would be 4 followed by a six-digit local number. It’s important to note that some mobile networks require an additional two or three digits after the initial four digits of the prefix; again, it’s best to check with your service provider before making any international calls or sending texts from abroad. To make an international call from within Guatemala, dial 00 followed by the country code and then the full 10- or 11-digit phone number you wish to reach; for example, 001 6151234567 for a call to Nashville in Tennessee (country 1 and city 615). When calling within Guatemala itself there is no need for an area or country code – simply dial the seven or eight digit local number without any preceding zeros or symbols. Guatemala is a democratic republic with a multi-party system. Its government is based on the Constitution of 1985, which provides for three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. The president is elected by popular vote and is the head of state and head of government. The unicameral Congress of the Republic has 158 members directly elected to four-year terms. The judicial branch consists of an independent Supreme Court and lower courts. Guatemala also has an independent Attorney General’s Office that investigates and prosecutes cases against public officials accused of corruption or abuse of power. Political parties are allowed to operate freely in Guatemala, although no single party has been able to win an absolute majority in Congress since 1999. PROEXCHANGERATES: Features public policy of Guatemala.