Guatemala

By: Maddie Flores(:

Currency

The Guatemalan currency is called the Quetzal. The symbol used for it is a Q.

- 42,042 sq mi


- Population: 13,824,463


-Unitary presidential constitutional republic


Exports

Some of the main products for export are fruits, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts, cloths and more.

Crops

Some of the main crops grown in Guatemala are sugar cane and palm oil.

Tourist attractions

Calle Santander tourist street in Panajachel, and The Iglesia de Santo Tomas a church built around 1545.

Education Problems

One problem with the public school system is that school is free, but the cost of uniforms and supplies add up; so poorer children don't go to school.

FUN FACTS(:

It is a popular custom to eat paches (a kind of tamale made from potatoes) on Thursday.


The president of Guatemala is Otto Perez Molina.



Would I Want To Visit

Yes, because I want to see the Iglesia Santo de Tomas, and Calle Santander.