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Type food of Guatemala- Chuchitos

One typical food in Guatemala is chuchitos. A chuchitos is a type of tamale. This is made with maize dough and a succulent stuffing of either beef or pork. You may eat this dish with a savory tomato sauce and sprinkle hard Zacapa cheese over top of it.

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Interesting Facts on Guatemala

Interesting Facts on Guatemala | Guatemala-Bryanna Karis | Scoop.it

The national anthem of Guatemala was written by Jose Joaquin Palma. He was Cuban! He submitted the lyrics "annoynomously". It was not until right before he died that he declared he had written the song himself.

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Interesting Fact from Guatemala

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I thought the sunrise and sunset in Guatemala was pretty interesting. The shortest day of the month of December is the 20, which the sun sets at 11:15. The longest day of the month of December is the 2, which the sun sets at 11:19. Crazy because these times are not but a couple minutes away from each other and they consider it this way. Also the longest day of daylight comes before the shortest day!  

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Tourist Attractions

Antigua, Guatemala was founded in 1543. The roads are cobblestone. It is home to many old buildings, some run-down ruins. You can ride around in horse and carriage or on horseback to get a feel of what it was like back in the old days, where you might see many festivities along the way.

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Guatemala's Independence Day- Important Holiday

Guatemala's Independence day is on September 15. One part of the festival is marching bands from different schools play. You can hear them practicing for the festival beforehand, if you ride around the area. They are well-dressed and very prepared for their preformance.

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Important Industries

Important Industries | Guatemala-Bryanna Karis | Scoop.it

Guatemala's major industries are sugar, textiles and clothing, furniture, chemicals, petroleum, metals, rubber, tourism. Guatemala's apparel is the largest industry, especially pants. Mining and poetroleum plays an important role in the economy. The service industry contributes nearly 65 percent of the GDP in the country.

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Type food of Guatemala- Chuchitos

One typical food in Guatemala is chuchitos. A chuchitos is a type of tamale. This is made with maize dough and a succulent stuffing of either beef or pork. You may eat this dish with a savory tomato sauce and sprinkle hard Zacapa cheese over top of it.

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Guatemala Type of Government

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Guatemala's type of government is constitutional democratic republic. A constitutional democracy means a form of government in which the sovereign power of the people is spelled out in a governing constitution.  A democratic republic is a state in which the supreme power power rests in the body of citizens entitled to voters for officers and representatives responsible to them. A republic means a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation.

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Guatemala Money: the Guatemala Quetzal

Guatemala Money: the Guatemala Quetzal | Guatemala-Bryanna Karis | Scoop.it

Guatemala money is called quetzal. Approximately, eight to one is the exchange rate of quetzals to a US dollar. The quetzal is named after the Guatemala national bird. The US dollar is accepted in most Guatemala touristy destinations though.

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Area

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Guatemala has a total area of 108,890 sq km. It's a little smaller than Tennessee. The capital is located in the southcentral part of the country. The climate is tropical and hot. It's humid in the lowlands and cooler in the highlands.

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Flag of Country

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The flag of Guatemala is divided into three sections. The light blue sections represent how Guatemala is located between two ocean- Atlantic and Pacific. The white section represents peace, and stand for the noble virtues of honesty and harmony which are cherished in Guatemala. The state bird, the Resplendent Quetzal, which holds a scroll with the date of Central American Independence from Spain on December 15,1821. The bird itself represents the autonomy and independence of Guatemala.

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Country name and Capital

Country name and Capital | Guatemala-Bryanna Karis | Scoop.it

My country is Guatemala. The capital is Guatemala City. Guatemala is the size of Tennessee. It's neighbors are Mexico on the north and west and Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador on the east. There are three main regions in this country- the heavily populated cool highlands, tropical area on the coasts of the Pacific and Carribean, and the tropical jungles in the northern lowlands.

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Interesting Fact from Guatemala

Guatemala is featured in a scene in the movie "Star Wars". It was filmed in Tikal, Guatemala. The scene is called "A New Hope". It shows an aircraft flying over Tikal National Park.

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Weather in Guatemala during December

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Weather in Guatemala City during December has a mild climate, meaing dry winters. December in this month is characterized as essentially constant in high temperatures. Most days, the daily highs reach around 74 degrees. Basically, winter is typically hot in the capital city.

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Important People of Guatemala

Important People of Guatemala | Guatemala-Bryanna Karis | Scoop.it

Some of the important people in Guatemala are Tecun Uman, official national hero, Abdon Rodriguez Zea, baseball sportscaster, Jaime Vinals, mountaineer, Alvaro Aguilar, songwriter, singer of Alux Nahual, Josue Morales, comic, Celia Recinos, comic, Rafael Hernandez “Velorio”, comic, Efrain Recinos, painter, sculptor, architect, and Mateo Flores, runner (Boston Marathon winner). These people are selected because of the things they have accomplished, for the money they have made, for the way that they make their money, and many other reasons. There is also many people from Guatemala that are known internationally for the things they do. For example: Ted Hendricks, an NFL player.

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Timeline of Guatemala

First major event is when a Spanish elite turned Guatemala into a Spanish colony in 1523. They gained their independence fully from Spanish control in 1839. The Civil War was in 1960. Rebel insurgent groups go against the military government. The government comes back brutally, killing multiple indigenous Mayans and destroyed entire villages.

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Typical crops of Guatemala

Typical crops of Guatemala | Guatemala-Bryanna Karis | Scoop.it

Guatemala grows multiple crops. Coffee, sugar, bananas, cotton , hemp, essential oils, and cacao. These are the principal cash crops, also. Agriculture employs 50 percent of the labor force.

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Religions in Guatemala

Religions in Guatemala | Guatemala-Bryanna Karis | Scoop.it

Fifty to sixty percent of people in Guatemala are Roman Catholicism and the prodominant religion. Forty percent are Protestant. Three percent are Eastern Orthodox. One percent is Mayan faith. Many people combine Roman Catholicism and traditional Maya rites together.

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Guatemala Literacy Rate

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This is based off of people from the age 15 or older that can read and write. The percent of males that can read and write is 75.4. The percent of females that can read and write is 63.3. The percent from the total population that can read and write is 69.1.

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President

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The president of Guatemala is Otto Pérez Molina. He became president in January of 2012. He is a retired military officer. He founded the Patriotic Party on February 24, 2001. He was the Patriotic Party candidate in the 2007 presidental election, with his slogan as "Firm hand, head, and heart." Even though he recieved the second-largest number of votes, he won the election in November 2011.

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Population and Radical Demographics

Population and Radical Demographics | Guatemala-Bryanna Karis | Scoop.it

The population of Guatemala is 14,099,032. The birth rate is 26.48 births/1,000 population. The death rate is 4.92 deaths/1,000 population. The population growth rate is 1.948%. The risk of getting major infectious disease is at a high risk degree with some disease including bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever which is contracted from food and water.

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Additional Topics

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It has many of the you like- nature, people, relaxation, golf, deep sea fishing, marine wildlife, and located in a small, anciently civialized area. In Guatemala City, you can shop at not only modern stores, but handcraft markets. It is located between two oceans. The life expectancy is about the age 69. A lot of their traditional myths are slightly different from United States- for example, if a child in Guatemala loses a tooth, they put the tooth under their bed and wait for el raton to leave them money.

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