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Transcript of GUATEMALA
Country Other Data Mayan Culture Food Antigua Guatemala
Outdoor activities (canopying, hiking, caves, rafting, kayaking)
Hiking a volcan
Guatemala City 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.
Ballgame. 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) Sports
Culture La Merced Church Hermano Pedro’s Hospital Restaurants & Nightlife Antigua Guatemala Guatemala City Cayala Mall Chichicastenango Market Panajachel
Santiago and San Pedro
Biotopo del Quetzal (tropical cloudforest preserve)
Maya Biosphere Reserve
Las Siete Altares Top Outdoor
Activities Guatemala City Questions ? Thank you! 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. Consequences
specially in rural areas Interesting facts 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.
Judaism 0.9% Religion 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. Famosa
Beer 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 Guatemalan
Coffee Rum Zacapa
Centenario Indigenous 40%
No indigenous 40%