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    • Guatemala
      By Julia Blike
    • Neighboring Countries
      Belize
      Mexico
      Honduras
      El Salvador
    • Ethnic Groups
      Quiche
      Cakchiquel
      Kekchi
      Ixil
      Mam
      Garifuna
    • Language
      Spanish
      English
    • Sports
      Soccer
      Volleyball
      Basketball
    • Cuisine
      Tortillas are eaten with every meal
      Black beans, rice, and fried bananas are common sides
      Meat includes chicken, pork, and beef
      Most meat is stewed
      Dishes are typically spicy
      Influence is Spanish
    • Government
      Democratic Republic
      President is Alvaro Colom
      Congress of the Republic has 158 seats
      Legislators serve four terms
      Supreme Court and judicial branch exist but do not function the way they should
    • Holidays
      January 1st: New Year’s Day
      March-April: Holy Week
      September 15th: Independence Day
      November 1st: All Saints Day
      December 7th: The Burning of the Devil
      December 25th: Christmas Day
      December 31st: New Year’s Eve
    • Climate and Weather
      Hot and dry in the central areas
      Hot and humid by the coast
      Days are warm and nights are cool
      The average temperature is 75°F
      November-April is the dry season
      May-October is wet season
    • Physical Features
      Guatemala has 32 active volcanoes
      Very mountainous
      Major bodies of water include Lake Atitlan, Lake Izabal, Lake Peten Itza, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Honduras, and the Pacific Ocean
    • Currency
      The currency in Guatemala is the Quetzal
      1 US dollar = 8.31 Guatemalan Quetzal
    • Flag
      The Guatemalan flag represents land surrounded by water
      The symbol inside is the national emblem
    • Major Cities
      Capitol: Guatemala City
      Other Major Cities:
      Antigua
      Quetzaltenango
      Escuintla