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Transcript of Guatemala
Map of Guatemala
Summary of Guatemalan History
Food of Guatemala
Guatemala does not have a standout national dish, but several foods feature in everyday diets. Almost all dishes include some form of black beans, white rice and corn tortillas. Breakfast often combines the aforementioned elements with scrambled eggs and fried plantains. Fresh fruit is another common substitute.
Most Popular Sport in Guatemala
Soccer is the most popular sport in Guatemala .
Guatemala on the Map
Festivals and Traditions
Every year in Guatemala on November 1st, families flock to cemeteries to paint communal tombs and celebrate those who have passed on by releasing colossal kites into the sky.
Language Spoken in Guatemala
Spanish is the official language of Guatemala.
Traditional clothing in Guatemala
Fun & Interesting Facts about Guatemala
-Guatemala is the cultural hub of South America
-Guatemala is home to 33 volcanoes
-Blue denim originates from Guatemala
-The first chocolate bar was created by the Mayans in Guatemala
-The Mayans came up with the mathematical concept of 0
-Around 5-10 people are killed by falling bullets during Christmastime, when people fire off skyward in celebration
- People who have gone to witness the lava flow on Pacaya have perished doing so
La Aurora Zoo
Guatemala is the largest and most populated state in central America. Some people believe that people resided in Guatemala as way back as 12,00 BC. Evidence of this is that Obsidian arrow heads were found around the country. One of the biggest draws for tourists to Guatemala is its geography. Volcanoes have played a part in the history of Guatemala since its inception. The central highlands sit along the Motagua fault. Pacaya can be seen from the capital, and regularly erupts. Despite this, tours take visitors out onto Pacaya to witness live lava flows.
In 1821 Guatemala became independent of spain. It was annexed by Mexico for a short time but in 1823 Guatemala became part of the United Provinces of Central America with Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras. However that union was temporary. It broke up completely in 1840.During the 1960s and 1970s industry in Guatemala developed but poverty remained. In current times Guatemala is still a very poor country and the economy relies on agriculture. It's also a very unequal society, even though poverty still remains, at least rates of literacy have improved. Guatemala is steadily developing and has great potential for tourism. Today the population of Guatemala is 14 million.
Loose fitting multicoloured tops and long skirts with traditional headgear for women.
This flag consists of two colours; blue and white. The two blue stripes represent that Guatemala is located between two oceans; the Pacific and Atlantic. The white stripe symbolizes peace and purity for this countries values. The flag's coat of arms, the crossed rifles indicate Guatemala's willingness to defend itself by war if need be; while the olive branches symbolize the preferred peace.
Top 5 Places to Visit in Guatemala
"A SHORT HISTORY OF GUATEMALA." A Brief History of Guatemala. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2015.
"Guatemala." Flag. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2015.
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