Guatemala Created by Bella Petersen in 6th period

The capital of Guatemala is Guatemala.

.The traditional clothing of Guatemalan women uses names drawn from both Spanish and Mayan languages; names include "huipil" for blouse, "corte" for skirt, "cinta" for hair wrap. Which, depending on which part of Guatemala you are in, come in a variety of bold shades of reds, blues, yellows, and pinks.

Then the men usually wear short ponchos which have a variety of different designs, colors, and patterns. They also wear hats which most are made from straw. Even if it isn't common to see traditional clothing, there are still a few which still dress in this clothing.

Guatemala is usually a warm place with little rain until June through January of the next year; Which rain is mostly seen. The temperatures in Guatemala are usually Spring/Summer time temperatures for us in the United States, lower temperatures barely reach below 50 degrees. While higher temperatures reach 80 degrees or above depending on the season.

The Flag of Guatemala has much more symbolism that you may think. The two blue stripes beside the white middle represent the fact that Guatemala is located between two oceans, (The Pacific and the Atlantic). The white in the middle represents both peace and purity.

In the center of the flag is The Guatemalan Coat of Arms, which includes the Replendent Quetzal which is the state bird. Then there's a scroll which has the date of Central America's date of independence. The two crossed rifles indicates the willingness to defend themselves. Then there is a Bay Laurel crown which is a symbol of freedom.

Usual foods in Guatemala come in a wide difference from ours, for some examples, bell peppers or chiles stuffed with both meats and vegetables with whipped up egg whites. This is called Chile Rellenos.

There are many soups and stews, as well as tamales. Gallo en Chicha which is a hen stew or Chanfaina which is a tomato-based stew with spices and cow's underbelly. Then for tamales there is Tamales de Elote which are sweet corn tamales and have meats in them and Tamales Negros or black tamales which have either chocolate, raisins, prunes, and almonds, or they are just made from blue/black corn.

The current population of Guatemala is almost 17 million people which come from many different ethnic groups which includes Mestizo, Maya, and there's even a small percentage of white people in Guatemala.

The currency in Guatemala is called a Guatemalan Quetzal which uno US dollar is almost 7 Quetzals. The currency is both coins and dollar like paper money. On the uno Quetzal you can see José María Orellana who was president at the time the quetzal was made. Then there are other people like the Leader or the Liberal Revolution, The state leader and many others.

In Guatemala their government unitary presidential republic which is a fancy way of saying they have a president who is Jimmy Morales. They also have a Vice President Jafeth Cabrera, a president for Congress Óscar Chinchilla, and a president for the Supreme Court Nery Medina.

As I mentioned earlier Guatemala received independence from the Spanish Empire on September 5, 1821 and then later received independence from first Mexican Empire on July 1, 1823. The first declared independence for Guatemala is represented on the present day Guatemala flag on a scroll of parchment paper.

In Guatemala the national language is Spanish but depending on where you are there a many different languages in different parts of the country. Some other parts of Guatemala speak languages like Castilian, Mopan, and many others represented with the map below.

The religion in Guatemala is mostly Catholic, about 47% of Guatemala is Catholic, but some are Protestants or don't have a specific religion.

The three most popular religions in Guatemala are Catholic, Protestants and Atheists.

Credits:

Male clothing picture - Sagaunscripted.blogspot.com Female clothing - Wordpress.com Climate - weather-and-climate.com Flag pictures - Pinterest Population and Ethic groups - Wikipedia Jimmy Morales - Wikipedia Jafeth Carbrera - Wikipedia Óscar Chinchilla - Elperiodico.com Nery Medina - Emisorasundias.com Independence, Country languages, and religion - Wikipedia

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