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Additional Topic- Guatemala City

Guatemala is visited by 2 million tourists every year. Guatemala City is the financial economic capital of Central America. Guatemala City hosts the main spot for multi-national corporations chose Guatemala as a base for their operations in Central America. You will find the best world class hotel chains. You can find a variety of resturants, and gormay cafes. 

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Additional Topic- People

The people of Guatemala are dark skinned. They have dark eyes. They have dark hair. They carry things with their heads. Also they wear like wraps they wrap them selves up in like a blanket.

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Weather- Guatemala City, Guatemala

Weather- Guatemala City, Guatemala | Guatemala Miranda Hertzler | Scoop.it

Compared to the weather here Guatemala is very warm. Guatemala is warm because they are below the equator. Guatemala stays warm all year round. Today the weather is 72 degrees F. Its cloudy and has 14 mph winds.  

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Famous People

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One of the most famous people in Guatemala is Oscar Isaac. Hes a famous actor born in Guatemala raised in Maimi, was in the movie The Nativity Story. Another famous person is Erick Chavarria. Hes a famous actor, his grandparents raised him and  stared in We Bought a Zoo. A very famous one is Julio Ponce Palmieri. Hes a Producer, produced Apocalypse, and hes a multi-award winning producer. 

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Timeline

In 1823 Guatemala becomes part of the United Provinces of Central America, includes Costa Rica, El Salvador Honduras & Nicaragua. During 1839 Guatemala becomes independent. Rigoberta Menchu Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Efrain Rios Montt did win as president in 2003. Almost 60% of the population is of mixed Mayan and of a European ansester.

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Crop (scroll down on left panel until you see agriculture)

In Guatemala they have a few crops that they mainly have. The main crops are sugarcane, corn, bananas, coffee, beans. Coffee isnt really coffee its the coffee bean. Corn is just like we grow in the U.S. So are the bananas.  

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Religion

Guatemala has 3 groups of religion. Roman Catholic is one of the three. Protestant is another religion. Also indigenous Mayan beliefs is another. Which is a group of people who share some cultural and linguistic heritage the term embraces many distinct populations, societies, and ethnic groups, who have their own particular traditions, cultures, and historical identity.

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Literacy Rate (scroll to you see Literacy Rate show up on screen)

Literacy Rate (scroll to you see Literacy Rate show up on screen) | Guatemala Miranda Hertzler | Scoop.it

Guatemala has a literacy rate of 73%. Which is good for a Spanish country. That means the proportion of the population over age fifteen that can read and write. Lots of places in the mexico area have a poor literacy rate. When you turn fifteen you get put to the literacy rate numbers.

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Area

Guatemala (US Listeni/ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlə/ GWAH-tə-MAH-lə, UK /ˌɡwætɪˈmɑːlə/ GWA-ti-MAH-lə), officially the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: República de Guatemala [reˈpuβlika ðe ɣwateˈmala]), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. Its area is 108,890 km2 (42,043 mi2) with an estimated population of 13,276,517.

A representative democracy, its capital is Guatemala del valle de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City. Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.[5] The former Mayan civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization, which continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. The Mayas live in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the southern part of Mexico and eastern parts of El Salvador.

Guatemala became independent from Spain in 1821. After it became an independent country in its own right, it was ruled by a series of dictators, assisted by the United Fruit Company. The late 20th century saw Guatemala embroiled in a 36-year-long civil war. Following the war, Guatemala has witnessed both economic growth and successful democratic elections. In the most recent election, held in 2011, Otto Pérez Molina of the Patriotic Party won the presidency.

The area of Guatemala is 108,889 km2. Which is 42,042 sq miles. The precentage of water in Guatemala is 0.4%. Guatemala is like the 2nd or 3rd largest in Central America. But its not the smallest...

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President of Guatemala

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The President of Guatemala is the head of state and head of government of Guatemala. The title of "President of Guatemala" has been the usual title of the leader of Guatemala since 1839, when that title was assumed by Mariano Rivera Paz. Earlier, Guatemala had been a state within the United Provinces of Central America since 1823, before that part of the First Mexican Empire under Agustín de Iturbide, and before 1821 ruled by the Captain General of Guatemala, a Spanish colonial official owing allegiance to the Viceroy of New Spain and the King of Spain, back to the Spanish conquest of the region in the early 16th century.

The title of "President" has been used by democratically elected leaders and appointed heads of state, as well as by dictators who took power by military coup.

The president of Guatemala is Otto Perez Molina. The became president on January 14th 2012. He is still in office today. (Click his name) Born on December 1st 1950. He is part of the Patriotic Party.

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Map Of Guatemala

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Guatemala has four surrounding country's. On the left side Mexico is a boarder. On the right there are three. The top corrner is Belize. The middle is Honduras, and the bottom El Salvador. 

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Additional Topics- Markets

The markets are where you go to buy and sell goods. Theres specific markets to go to like if you want clothing you go to a seprate market than food. You can get almost anything at these markets. You can watch a lady on a loom make fabric at there little stand. You can watch them make yarn from wool. 

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Additional Topic- Culture

In Guatemala they have like their own kind of boats. In the video they show a car in this wooden kind of thing like a boat. Lots of people make their own clothes. They cook outside in pots they make a fire on the the ground with wood. The Women mostly have their hair pulled back. 

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Tourist Arttraction- Antigua, Guatemala

A good tourist attraction in Guatemala is Antigua. Its about a 45 minute drive from Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala. The buildings in the background of this video are very old and some of them look good to be old. The streets are made out of cobblestone. Cobblestones are stones that were frequently used in the pavement of early streets.

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Holiday: Day of the dead in Guatemala

I only thought Mexico celebrated Day of the Dead. But most of the countries in Central and South America celebrate it. This video shows the area decorated for Day of the Dead. It also shows the people standing out watching this go on. But if you notice that theres something in the air too I believe that is paper?? Maybe? 

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Industry (scroll down till you see industries on the left side in blue box)

Guatemala has 9 major industries. One of the nine is the sugar industry. Two of the nine textile industry. Three of nine clothing industry. Four of nine furniture. Five of nine chemical industry. Six of nine petroleum industry. Seven of nine metal industry. Eight of nine rubber industry. Nine of nine is tourism one of the main and best industries of Guatemala.

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Food torrejas de guatemala , guatemala food mmmmmmmm

I reasearched these and found out that they are a Guatemala dessert. Very popular during Christmas. Kinda like french toast, french toast from Guatemala. Every country makes them different. Guatemala's has 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of flour 12 panes sweet bread, 2 cups of vegetable oil.

   

 

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Guatemala's Government

Guatemala (US Listeni/ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlə/ GWAH-tə-MAH-lə, UK /ˌɡwætɪˈmɑːlə/ GWA-ti-MAH-lə), officially the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: República de Guatemala [reˈpuβlika ðe ɣwateˈmala]), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. Its area is 108,890 km2 (42,043 mi2) with an estimated population of 13,276,517.

A representative democracy, its capital is Guatemala del valle de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City. Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.[5] The former Mayan civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization, which continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. The Mayas live in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the southern part of Mexico and eastern parts of El Salvador.

Guatemala became independent from Spain in 1821. After it became an independent country in its own right, it was ruled by a series of dictators, assisted by the United Fruit Company. The late 20th century saw Guatemala embroiled in a 36-year-long civil war. Following the war, Guatemala has witnessed both economic growth and successful democratic elections. In the most recent election, held in 2011, Otto Pérez Molina of the Patriotic Party won the presidency.

Guatemala has a constitutional democratic republic. Where Otto Perez Molina (president) is the head of state and the head of government, and of a multiparty system. The head of state and head of the goverment are two drifferent things. Head of state is who ever holds the highest rank.  Head of government chief officer over a cabinet. 

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Currency & Exchange Rate

Guatemala (US Listeni/ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlə/ GWAH-tə-MAH-lə, UK /ˌɡwætɪˈmɑːlə/ GWA-ti-MAH-lə), officially the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: República de Guatemala [reˈpuβlika ðe ɣwateˈmala]), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. Its area is 108,890 km2 (42,043 mi2) with an estimated population of 13,276,517.

A representative democracy, its capital is Guatemala del valle de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City. Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.[5] The former Mayan civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization, which continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. The Mayas live in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the southern part of Mexico and eastern parts of El Salvador.

Guatemala became independent from Spain in 1821. After it became an independent country in its own right, it was ruled by a series of dictators, assisted by the United Fruit Company. The late 20th century saw Guatemala embroiled in a 36-year-long civil war. Following the war, Guatemala has witnessed both economic growth and successful democratic elections. In the most recent election, held in 2011, Otto Pérez Molina of the Patriotic Party won the presidency.

Quetzal is Guatemalas money. Its named after their national bird. Its equal to the U.S. dollar. They have centavos, 1,5,10,25,50. Then after 50 centavos theres the 1 quetzal.

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Population

Guatemala (US Listeni/ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlə/ GWAH-tə-MAH-lə, UK /ˌɡwætɪˈmɑːlə/ GWA-ti-MAH-lə), officially the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: República de Guatemala [reˈpuβlika ðe ɣwateˈmala]), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. Its area is 108,890 km2 (42,043 mi2) with an estimated population of 13,276,517.

A representative democracy, its capital is Guatemala del valle de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City. Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.[5] The former Mayan civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization, which continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. The Mayas live in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the southern part of Mexico and eastern parts of El Salvador.

Guatemala became independent from Spain in 1821. After it became an independent country in its own right, it was ruled by a series of dictators, assisted by the United Fruit Company. The late 20th century saw Guatemala embroiled in a 36-year-long civil war. Following the war, Guatemala has witnessed both economic growth and successful democratic elections. In the most recent election, held in 2011, Otto Pérez Molina of the Patriotic Party won the presidency.

The population of Guatemala in July 2011 was: 13,824,463. You could fit like 10 Guatemala's in the United States. The people speak Spanish. They dont really have a lot of money. Guatemala is very small compared to the U.S.

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Flag Of Guatemala

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Guatemala's flag has two colors. The main color is Sky Blue it representes the two oceans and the sky over the land. The secondary color is white represents peace and purity. In the center is their coat of arms. Coat of Arms made up of the national bird (liberty), scroll (independance), rifles crossed (military defending), crown (victory), crossed sowards (honor).

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Country Name and Capital

Guatemala (US Listeni/ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlə/ GWAH-tə-MAH-lə, UK /ˌɡwætɪˈmɑːlə/ GWA-ti-MAH-lə), officially the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: República de Guatemala [reˈpuβlika ðe ɣwateˈmala]), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. Its area is 108,890 km2 (42,043 mi2) with an estimated population of 13,276,517.

A representative democracy, its capital is Guatemala del valle de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City. Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.[5] The former Mayan civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization, which continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. The Mayas live in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the southern part of Mexico and eastern parts of El Salvador.

Guatemala became independent from Spain in 1821. After it became an independent country in its own right, it was ruled by a series of dictators, assisted by the United Fruit Company. The late 20th century saw Guatemala embroiled in a 36-year-long civil war. Following the war, Guatemala has witnessed both economic growth and successful democratic elections. In the most recent election, held in 2011, Otto Pérez Molina of the Patriotic Party won the presidency.

My counrty is Guatemala. The capital is Guatemala City. Guatemala stands for place of many trees. The soliders who accompanied Pedro de Alvarado gave it its territory. The capital was moved from where it was originally placed. 

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