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  • I wrote a report on the Republic of Guatemala. The name Guatemala acutely comes from the meaning (land of the trees.) Guatemala’s population there are about 12,454,747 people. In Guatemala the Mayan civilization flourished before the Spaniards arrived. Also, more than half of the Guatemalans are descendants of Mayan people. Guatemala is also mostly rural, but urbanization, to make or become a city or town is accelerating. In 2007 Guatemala’s ozone, a form of oxygen found in the atmosphere was the second highest concentrated.

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  • Republic of Guatemala Tyler Henderson March 2009
  • Guatemalan Flag
    • The colors represent
      • Blue- Caribbean Ocean & Pacific Ocean
      • White- peace and honesty
      • Quetzal- the national bird
      • Crossed swords- willingness to defend itself in war
    • Adopted
      • August 17, 1871
  • Geographical Features
  • Guatemalan Mountains
    • Sierra Madre
      • middle of Guatemala
      • it splits the land into two
    • Sierra de los Cuchumatan
      • Departments of Huehuetenango
      • The highest non-volcanic mountain in Central America
  • Guatemalan Rivers
    • Motagua River
      • western highlands
      • circumference route during the pre columbine era
    • Chixoy River
      • southern part of the Altos Mountains
      • Hydroelectric dam and power plant completed, 1983
  • Surrounding Countries of Guatemala
    • Mexico
      • West and North
    • Belize
      • Northeast
    • El Salvador
      • Southeast
    • Honduras
      • Southeast
    • Caribbean
      • Northeast
    • Pacific Ocean
      • Southwest
  • Climate of Guatemala
    • Tropical
      • Hot
      • Humid (lowlands)
      • Cooler (highlands)
  • Economic Features
  • Guatemalan City, Guatemala
    • Guatemala City
    • South
    • 11,242,000
    • Largest capital in Central America
  • Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
    • Quetzaltenango
    • Southwest
    • About 300,000 people
    • Second most populated city in Guatemala
  • Major Agricultural products
    • Corn, coffee, grain, fruit, sugar cane,
    • citrus fruits, cotton, tobacco
    • Alta, Baja Verapaz, and Escuintla
  • Major Industries
    • Clothing and textile, mining, cattle ranching, fishing, and tourism
    • Quetzaltenango, Sololá, Alto, Baja Verapaz, and San Marcos
  • Guatemalan Money
    • 1 US dollar = 8.03749 quetzals
  • Sociology
  • Guatemalan Language
    • Spanish
    • Spanish words
      • Hello- hola
      • Goodbye-despedida
      • Boy- Chico
      • Girl-Nina
      • Pink-Rosa
      • Friend-amigo
      • Yellow- Amarillo
  • Guatemalan Religion
    • Roman Catholic
      • 75%
      • Believing in God
    • Protestant
      • 25%
      • Western Christian
  • Guatemalan Holiday
    • Burning the Devil Celebration
      • December 7
      • Clean the house
      • Burn the garbage
  • Guatemalan Food
    • Jocon
    • Chicken in green tomato sauce
  • Government
  • Guatemalan Leader
    • President Alvaro Colom Caballeros
      • Born on June 15, 1951
      • Born in Guatemala City
      • Elected September 9, 2007
  • Guatemalan Government
    • Representative Democracy
    • Independence day
      • From Spain
      • September 15, 1821
    • Constitution
      • May 31,1985
  • Miscellaneous Information
  • Carlos Pena
    • Won Latin American Idol
      • Born on January 9,1988
      • Born in Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Guatemalan Tourist Attractions
    • Tikal National Park
    • Northern Petén Region
      • Mayan Temples
      • 230 feet tall
      • Some dating back to the 4 th century
  • References
    • Works Cited
      • “ Background.” Guatemala Introduction - 2007 . 12 Mar. 2007. CIA World Facebook. 3 Mar. 2009 <http://www.allcountries.org/‌wfb2007/‌guatemala/‌guatemala_introduction.html>.
      • “ Country Overview:Guatemala.” Aventouras . National Geographic Travelers. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://www.aventouras.com/‌guatemala/‌Guatemala_adventure_vacation.php>.
      • Dalal, Anita. Guatemala (Feesta!) . Connecticut: Grolier Educational, 1999.
      • “ Embassy Guatemala.” Embassy.org . 21 Feb. 2008. Washington D.C. foreign embassy community. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://www.embassy.org/‌embassies/‌gt.html>.
      • “ Goodbye.” Spanish Dict . 2008. Curiosity Media, Inc. 10 Mar. 2009 <http://www.spanishdict.com/‌translate/‌Goodbye>.
      • “ Guatemala Introduction.” Photius Coutsoukis . 12 Feb. 2008. http://theodora.com. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://www.theodora.com/‌wfbcurrent/‌guatemala/‌guatemala_introduction.html>.
      • “ Guatemala Introduction.” www.Allcountries.org . 2007. Photius Coutsoukis . 10 Mar. 2009 <http://www.allcountries.org/‌wfb2007/‌guatemala/‌guatemala_introduction.html>.
  • References
      • Haynes, Tricia. Guatemala (Major World Nations) . Phiadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 1999.
      • “ Jocon.” What’s 4 Eats . 1999-2009. Taste Book. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://www.whats4eats.com/‌poultry/‌jocon-recipe>.
      • Kashner, Zoe. The Word Almanac and Book of Facts 2007 . United States of America: Michael Meyerhofer, 2007.
      • “ Quetzaltenango.” Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia . 13 Feb. 2009. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 10 Mar. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/‌wiki/‌Quetzaltenango>.
      • Sampson, Patricia Lantier. Guatemala is my Home . Wisconsion: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1990.
      • World Facebook. “Flag of Gutemala.” CIA- The World Facebook Central Intelligence Agency . 24 Feb. 2009. CIA. 24 Feb. 2009 <http://www.cia.gov/‌libary/‌publications/‌the-world-facebook/‌flags/‌gt-flag.html>.