Guatemala

Information About Guatemala

Geography:Guatemala


Guatemala’s weather is eternally comfortable: neither too hot nor too cold.The country consists of three main regions—the cool highlands with the heaviest population, the tropical area along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and the tropical jungle in the northern lowlands


Population:15.7 million 2013


Culture: The culture of Guatemala reflects strong Mayan and Spanish influences.


Politics: Politics of Guatemala takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, where by the President of Guatemala is both head of state, head of government and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government.

Tourism: Coban

Tikal

Pacaya


History:The Mayan civilization (2,000 BC – 250 AD) was among those that flourished in the region, with little contact with cultures outside Mesoamerica. The modern history of Guatemala began with the arrival of European settlers in 1511.

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