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Is amazing it is the country of the eternal spring.

Guatemala is a very interesting country. "How" it is depends on the part of the country you are in. There are rich parts of the country and also very poor parts. The richer parts are generally much cleaner than the poor parts, where there is trash all around the sides of the road. In cities such as its capital, Guatemala City, the streets are quite dirty in some places and there are stray dogs running around the streets.
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Why is Guatemala city the capital of Guatemala?

The original capital city of Guatemala was Antigua. It was alsocalled Guatemala, but in the early 1800s there were severalearthquakes that caused the nearby volcano Agua to erupt. Onlyinstead of erupting with lava it erupted a huge pocket of waterflooding the entire city. Several natural disasters such as thiscaused the people to move the capital to a safer location in 1821.The old capital was renamed Antigua Guatemala (now called Antiguafor short) and the new capital got the name Guatemala City.

How big is Guatemala?

\n . \n The land area of Guatemala is 41,865 sq mi (108,430 sq km); the total area is 42,042 sq mi (108,890 sq km).

Where is Guatemala located?

Guatemala is located in Central America. Guatemala's coastline is on the Pacific Ocean. You can find Guatemala on the southern tip of Mexico, between Mexico and Honduras. Guatemala's size is a bit smaller than Tennessee.

What museums are in Guatemala?

The following is a list of museums in Guatemala:. Guatemala City . Botanical Gardens/ Jardín Botánico. Centro de Estudios Folklóricos-CEFOL. Textiles and Clothing/Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena. National Museum of Modern Art/Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno. Museum of the National Palace/Museo del Palacio Nacional. National History Museum/Museo Nacional de Historia. National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology/ Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología . Museum/Museo de Historia Natural. Popol Vuh Archaeological Museum/Museo Popol vuh. Museums in Antigua Guatemala . Book Museum/ Museo del Libro. Colonial Art Museum/ Museo de Arte colonial. Museo de Santiago/ St. James Museum. Museums in Chichicastenango . Regional Museum/Museo Regional . Museums in El Petén . Silvanus G. Morley and Stele Museum/ Museo Silvanus G. Morley y de las Estelas. Museums in Quetzaltenango . Quetzaltenango Museum/ Museo Quezaltenango

What is it like in Guatemala?

Awesome. Cool. The best place ever!.... But what people don't know is that there are some villages there facing famine and poverty.. Sure, the scenery is beautiful, but what about the starving children and unemployed parents?? From what I've heard today, it isn't the ideal place to live (in a typical Guatemalan village).. Going for a visit is fun, yes. But I'm sure most people couldn't stand 3 days seeing how the people live in those villages consumed by poverty.

What rivers are in Guatemala?

there are 65 altogether, here are a few...Acome, Belize. Blanco River, Chizna, Chixoy, Dulce, Holmul, Ican, Ixcan, Jalapa, Lempa, Moho, Mopan, Nentol, Nim, Nima. Oc, Ostua, Salama

When is summer in Guatemala?

Actually, just as far as i know, Guatemala has a Spring-Like, mild to alpine cold (In the highlands), and mediterranean to humid (in the low elevation lands, and coast) year long, and even though no seasons are really MARKED, there are some few climatic events. "Summer" as they call it,--usually brings a rise in Minimum temps, with Maxs almost always staying the same, you can expect some hot weather-- Begins around the last 5 days of February, and lasts all the way to mid of May. Usually in the Highlands, Like Guatemala City, during Summer, Minimums don't go below 55 F. Xela isn't that affected, with Minimums remaining as low as 30 F, usual 34 F, but days do get hot and dry. Maxs may go all the way to 90 F, but as mentioned, they usually stay the same, just that they last longer. The remaining of the country's lands, lowlands present some Stable 66 F to 95 F. Then some really rainy months. From Mid May, to Beginning of October, the heavy rain season starts --Hence the "Como Agua de Mayo" say....--. Guatemala has problems to cope with this rain, and almost every year there's damage, floods, deaths, etc. There's not a single day without rain, and sun's almost gone for those 5 months. Temps start to get low, with day minimums in Guatemala City no surpassing 70 F, and in Xela not surpasing 65 F. And then we've got It's really windy in Guatemala City. Down in the lowlands the temperature go really below usual, such as a 64 F in Zacapa. Starting October, rains diminish, and then the cold begins. Expect lows as 49 F for Guatemala City, 25 F in Xela. Days are humid after all that rain, but begin to dry as entering January. Days maximum don't go above 65 F in both cities. Guatemala City's windy, so that's a wind chill factor. I've used Guatemala's 2 most important Cities, Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango (Xela). At 1500 Meters and 2300 Meters respectively. So that may not represent the whole Country's climate. Actually, it's always quite cold in those cities. You'd be surprised, so don't expect to go in shorts and soak up margaritas as you'd do in Costa Rica. Take winter clothes, ALWAYS. The rest of the country (Below 900 Meters) is quite humid with stable temperatures. Volcan Tajumulco 4200 Meters, and Town of Ixchiguan 3700 Meters, usually get some snow around November-January. Xela gets hail, sometimes snow if precipitaion occurs, which is really weird for october-february, when it's coldest. And classes start in January, with a 1-2 week break in SEMANA SANTA, then another break in June-July, usually 3 weeked, and then all the way till mid october.

What is Guatemalas economy?

Guatemala has a variety of products that help its economy. Theseinclude coffee, sugar, as well as bananas. The currency inGuatemala is quetzal.

What is Guatemala?

Guatemala is a country in Central America, the northernmost of the seven countries, and borders Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Where is Guatemala city?

Guatemala City is the capital and largest city of Guatemala, in the south-central part of the country.

What is hello in Guatemala?

hola, like in any spanish-speaking country.\n"que pasa?" (what's up?) "que onda?" (the slang version of que pasa) and "como esta(s)?" (how are you?) are also common greetings

Landforms in Guatemala?

some of the important landforms and bodies of water in Guatemala are the mountains, Guatemalan highlands, the Pacific Coast, the Carribean, Gulf of Mexico, Lake Izabal, and Usumacinta River ( which forms a boundry between Chapas, Mexico.)

What are facts about Guatemala?

1> we are sorrounded by active volcanoes and mountains 2> the coldest places are "Tierra Fria and Xela" 3>its a great place for traveling 4> go to "Peten" and visit the old Mayan ruins they're gourgeous!! take a camara with you

Were is Guatemala at?

Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, and Honduras and El Salvador to the northeast.

Anything about Guatemala?

Guatemala is my homeland. I'm going to move back there soon. If you go there, you will get sunburnt--if you are white.

What is the abbrviation for Guatemala?

It depends on the context. If Guatemalans are talking about their country, we usually say "Guate". If you're talking about Guatemala as an airport destination, it's "GUA". And on the websites, it's "gt".

Who are Guatemalas neighbors?

Guatemala's neighbors are Mexico to the north / north west, Belize to the north east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the south east, Guatemala also has the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the south

What is a fact on Guatemala?

The guatemalans love to drink and party. The hoes there are bad as fu76, they got some fat2sses and some big 2ss titties (;

What is a Guatemala slogan?

Guatemala's slogan is El País de la Eterna Primavera (The Landof Eternal Spring) . Do not accept "Guatemala: Soul of theEarth"as and official slogan as it was part of a past governmenttourism campaign and is incorrect. If you're looking forGuatemala's Motto though, it's Libre Crezca Fecundo whichtranslates to Grow Free and Fertile

What is the geography of Guatemala?

Guatemala's geography is composed almost entirely of mountains. Only 2% of the land lies below 6000 feet above sea level, and this land composed mostly of arid deserts.

Is Guatemala a region?

No, Guatemala is not a region but a country. This country islocated in Central America and has a population of close to 16million people.

What hemisphere is Guatemala in?

Guatemala is located in the Northwestern hemisphere of the Earth.The neighboring countries surrounding it are Mexico, El Salvador,Honduras, and Belize.

What does Guatemala produce?

Bananas, textiles, (Clothing, GAP, Old Navy, etc.) coffee and they mine jade and silver. /~The random prince of no membership~\

What is Guatemala like?

Guatemala is a beautiful place with a lot of history, you can find old houses in antigua guatemala, a lot of volcanos, a beautiful lake name atitlan which has three volcanos in the middle, you can also find a lot of normal houses hahahhahaha, and frendly people in the street...!!!

What is Guatemala nickname?

The nickname for the country and city is "guate", and for guatemalans is "chapin" or "chapines" in plural.

Does Guatemala have a prince?

no, Guatemala is a republic, before the Spanish conquest perhaps there were princes for every native race, for instance Tecun Uman was the last prince of the quiche ( died in battle with the spanish conquerors)

What state is Guatemala in?

Guatemala isn't in any state. It's a country itself. It's dividedinto 22 departments. Which are: Huehuetenango, Guatemala City,Quetzaltenango, Alta Verapaz, Zacapa, Escuintla, Peten, BajaVerapaz, Solola, Izabal, Chimaltenango, Chiquimula, Jalapa, ElProgreso, Retalhuleu, Santa Rosa, Jutiapa, Suchitepequez,Sacatequpequez, Totonicapan, San Marcos, and Quiche. And those aredivided into cities. If you want to find out more about those thengo ahead and google them because I can't do all the work for you. Source: Background Knowledge

Does Guatemala have a Santa?

In Guatemala, Santa could be called Santo Clós (Santa Claus), ElNiño Dios ("God child," in reference to Jesus), or Papá Noel(Father Christmas).

What celebrations does Guatemala have?

Guatemala has a lot of celebrations. They celebrate Christmas, Easter (they call it Holy week), Independence day (their Independence from the Spanish), Revolutionary day (The dethrone of a harsh dictator), New Years Eve, and All Saints Day (locally known as the Day of the Dead, it is pretty interesting. They fly huge kites in cemeteries in hopes to communicate with the dead). All their holidays are celebrated with eating, fireworks, and pinatas.

Is Guatemala in California?

No, Guatemala is a small country in Central America located a bit south of Mexico and is next to Belize. California is a state in the United States in the southern part of the American west coast. Where did you think Guatemala was?

Does Guatemala have bears?

Maybe, just let me see.....OW! YES. I thought this site was to get real answers not just for clowns to perform their acts. Does anyone actually know the answer to the above question?

Who developed Guatemala?

Guatemala faces significant development challenges. Ranking 131 out of 187 on the United Nations Development Programme's 2011 human development index , it is the second poorest country in Central America after Nicaragua. About 14 percent of the people live on less than US$1.25/day; another 26 percent live on less than US$2/day. The country also faces one of the most unequal income distributions in Latin America. More than 70 percent of the land is owned by less than 2 percent of the population. The progress Guatemala has made toward achieving some of the Millennium Development Goals has been derailed by the recent global economic crisis. Severely affecting Guatemala's exports, the crisis also contributed to a drop in remittances from expatriates abroad. Normally, these remittances account for 10 percent of the gross domestic product. The country's already low tax revenues have fallen further. Guatemala is also prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. As well, Guatemala experiences one of the highest murder rates in the world, with an impunity rate of 98 percent. Agricultural productivity is low in Guatemala and, as such, the country imports basic grains to satisfy national demand. More than half of the population cannot afford to satisfy its basic nutritional needs: the rate of childhood malnutrition in Guatemala is the second highest in the Americas. Mistrust between Guatemalans and government organizations has persisted since the ending, in 1996, of the country's 36-year civil war. Progress is impeded by economic and political instability as well as by governance-related issues such as corruption and serious challenges to respect human rights and the rule of law. Thematic Focus Guatemala's economic reactivation plan and high-level discussions among the donor community have allowed CIDA to align its programming in Guatemala with other donors and respond to Guatemala's priorities. CIDA's program in Guatemala focuses on increasing food security through agricultural development. CIDA also contributes to human security in Guatemala by supporting the United Nations-mandated International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), an independent investigative body established to dismantle clandestine security structures and prosecute illegal security organizations in Guatemala. The Commission is training police inspectors, prosecutors and judges and strengthening the capacity of the state and civil society groups to investigate, prosecute and punish criminal activities. Food security CIDA is helping Guatemala increase food security by improving agricultural productivity, rural competitiveness and rural incomes. CIDA is fostering an environment where small-scale farmers in poor rural areas can increase their profits by improving the quality of their maize and beans and the marketing of these staples. To complement these efforts, CIDA is helping strengthen the capacities of local government authorities to create and implement agricultural economic development plans and investment strategies. Selected examples of expected results . Some 3,550 vegetable and coffee producers and 14 producers' associations will receive technical assistance and training in marketing to help them commercialize their products . Some 152 departmental and municipal employees in the city of Sololá will be trained in rural economic planning, investment and project planning to help strengthen local government . A specialized market-intelligence system will be developed to help some 75 farmers' organizations better respond to demand . Top of Page . Progress on Aid Effectiveness Guatemala adheres to the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PDF, 317 KB, 23 pages) and has expressed commitment to poverty reduction and collaboration with donors. The donor community is able to work together to implement aid-effectiveness measures and help Guatemala meet Paris Declaration commitments. Achievements 2009-2010 Food security . Helped train eight horticultural producers associations with 626 members and develop 124 demonstration plots, using 14 different horticultural practices to increase productivity . Helped train more than 200 coffee producers in regenerating land with previously limited production capacity . Helped triple membership in a key agricultural federation and increased annual income of producers from $39 to about $887 per family . Helped increase cardamom export to 20 countries around the world, resulting in a 10 to 20 percent increase in income for the families of cardamom producers .

What are the laws in Guatemala?

you must wear rainbow every Tuesday and scream "Watermelon" on every 4th street. If not Fidel Castro will come and pat you on the head.