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Guatemala

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Guatemala
Location
Place (part one)
Physical Features:
Place (part two)
Language:
Human-Environment Interaction
Natural Resources:
movement
Imports:
Relative location:
located in north America on the northwestern edge of the central America isthmus
Boarded by Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, The gulf of Honduras, Caribbean sea and the pacific ocean
Exact Location:
Guatemala has the exact coordinates of 15.7835*N latitude
As well it has the exact coordinates of 90.2308*W longitude
Guatemala's capital city (Guatemala city) has the exact coordinates of 14.6349* N latitude
As well the capital city (Guatemala city) has the exact coordinates of 90.5069*W longitude
Guatemala includes-
Central highlands
Volcano
Mountains
Rivers
Hills
Sea
Lakes
Grassy farmland
Sandy beaches
Rainforests
Guatemala coastal areas include-
Mountains
Rolling hills
Deep River Valleys
Many active and inactive volcanoes
Human Features:
Their are ruins in the jungle
Landmarks-
Relief map (a map of Guatemala and Belize)
Avenida la Reforma (main boulevard in east center of capitol)
Plaza's like, Plaza Espana and Plaza Mayor de la Cons
The Main language spoken in Guatemala is spanish
Government Structure:
Guatemala's framework of a presidential representative, democratic republic
The president of Guatemala is also the head of state and government
Multiple party system
Executive power is exercised by the government
Population
The population is 16 999 876 as of a live count last week
Rich soil and petroleum in highland valleys and coastal plains
Nickel, iron, zinc and, lead
Small portions of jade, gold and silver
Only 13% of land is farmed
Challenges people face and why:
Children attend crowded and underfunded public schools for only half a regular school day due to funding issues ( only 3 in 10 students graduate grade 6)
Improving the citizen security is a challenge- levels of crime and violence represent economic costs for the country
It has been recognized people are soused to these challenges, they have become immune to it as well as desensitized
Location:
Physical & Human features:
Resources
www.worldatlas.com
www.famous-historic-buildings.org
www.worldatlas.com
www.tripadvisor.ca
Natural Resources:
www.countriesquest.com
Government:
www.countriesquest.com
Population:
www.worldmeters.info/orld-population/guatemala-population/
Interactions:
community.miamion.edu/guatemala192009/node/24
Challenges:
www.lemonadeinternational.org/6-challenges-in-guatemala-and-how-we-adress-them/
In/Exports:
www.economywatch.com
Immigration:
www.migrationpolicy
Not counting apparel, imports have leaped 115% since 2005
leading imports include- bananas, melons,gold,coffee, petroleum products, vegetables and, sugar
Exports:
Petroleum products and apparel are the main U.S accounted for, nearly 40% of exports in 2008
Immigration rate:
Guatemala has a high immigration rate
The high rate comes from natural disasters, civil war, and economic hardship.
Ever since the 1960's when the immigration rate started to grow, Guatemala has the second largest central american immigration rate.
Regions
Regions:
Guatemala is mainly in the region of North America and partly Central America
Unique geographic features:
Guatemala is drained by numerous rivers (the Motogua, the largest river rises the central highlands and goes to the Caribbean sea)
Types of people:
Around 40% of Guatemala's people classify as indigenous
Major religion:
50-60% of Guatemalans are roman Catholicism
Holidays:
There is a table to the side showing all of Guatemalans important holidays
Extra Information
Interesting facts:
Often the different cemetery in Guatemala are very colorful,- The Maya tradition honoring the dead, encourages the living to make peace with the inevitability of death
In 2010 the Pacaya volcano erupted lava and rocks, blanketing Guatemala city with black sand, -shutting airports down (state of Calamity)
The name Guatemala originates from a saying (place of many trees)
Regions:
www.nationalgeographic.com
www.softschools.com
Extra:
www.gomapper.com
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