Depends if you go ona car or on a airplane. (LAME ANSWER) __ If you are traveling from the city of Phoenix to Guatemala City, you would travel 2,374 miles. This trip wou…ld take you close to 40 hours of straight driving, and more typically will take between 3-5 days. (MORE)
Driving time, if you take the Panamerican highway through the highlands (beautiful scenery), should take you from 3.5 to 4 hours. If you take the "coastal" (via Escuintla), it… could take you a little longer due to traffic related delays. (MORE)
I think that Guatemala city is the capital of Guatemala because it is named after Guatemala. The original capital city of Guatemala was Antigua. It was also calle…d Guatemala, but in the early 1800s there were several earthquakes that caused the nearby volcano Agua to erupt. Only instead of erupting with lava it erupted a huge pocket of water flooding the entire city. Several natural disasters such as this caused the people to move the capital to a safer location in 1821. The old capital was renamed Antigua Guatemala (now called Antigua for short) and the new capital got the name Guatemala City. (MORE)
There are several Mexican cities right at the Guatemala-Mexicoborder, such as: .
Ciudad Cuauhtemoc .
Amatenango de la Frontera .
El Horizonte .
Union Juarez .
Tuxtla Chico .
Ciudad Hidalgo .
La Libertad (MORE)