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Copy of GUATEMALA
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"The Land of the never-ending spring"
Outdoor activities (canopying, hiking, caves, rafting, kayaking)
Hiking a volcan
Advanced architecture, writing, mathematics and astronomy.
Excelled in painting, sculpture, pottery and copper metallurgy, cotton weaving, developed the most comprehensive writing system in pre-Hispanic America
Guatemala is known as the heart of the Mayan world where more than four million descendants still speak Mayan languages.
20 % extreme poverty
40% poverty (People living on less than $1.25 a day)
20% middle lower class
16% middle upper class
(owning the 80% of the country’s wealth)
La Merced Church
Hermano Pedro’s Hospital
Restaurants & Nightlife
Santiago and San Pedro
Biotopo del Quetzal (tropical cloudforest preserve)
Maya Biosphere Reserve
Las Siete Altares
Variety climates and many mountains
Spanish, 27 dialects
People (chapines) creative, funny, hardworking
Bad public services
Low level of health
Social programs and help from other countries.
specially in rural areas
Guatemala means the “land of Trees” in a Mayan tongue. It still has the largest protected tree reserves in all of Central America
In the XIX Century The Guatemala Republic constituted the territories of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua y Costa
Guatemala has the largest collection of UNESCO heritage sites in Latin America: Antigua Guatemala, Antiguan Archeological Park, the ruins of Quirigua, and the National Park of Tikal.
Soluble coffee was invented in Guatemala, 1910.
Guatemala is the world's # 1 exporter of peas to the United States.
It is the 2nd most efficient country to produce sugarcane and the 5th largest exporter in the world.
The "Happy Meal" at McDonald's McDonald's emerged in Guatemala
Manny Marroquín, recording engineer, was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2004 and won two of them.
The world's smallest story was written by Augusto Monterroso. "The Dinosaur" in 2000 won the Prince of Asturias literary prize.
The Mayan culture first created the concept of Zero.
Population: 14.7 millions
The majority of the populations is young people.
40.8% - 0 - 14
55.5% -15 - 65
3.6% - 65 and up
Monde Selection (Belgium): Over 20 Monde Selection Gold Medals.
Grand Trophy: This prize was won by six consecutive times. This medal is awarded for winning three consecutive gold.
Crystal Prestige Award: First brand in Latin America and third in the world to do so by obtaining 10 consecutive years of Gold Medal
No indigenous 40%