National Symbols of Guatemala

Guatemala is a country in North America. It shares borders with the following countries: Mexico, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, . The capital of Guatemala is Guatemala City.

The official language is Spanish and the Guatemalan quetzal is the currency of the Guatemala. The domain is .gt and the country code is +502.

National day is celebrated on 15 Sep 1821. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Guatemala is no exception.

In Guatemala, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Guatemalan people. Gallo is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Guatemala. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Rafael Landívar represent a national Guatemalan symbol.

The country was founded by Juan José Arévalo. The current president of Guatemala is Alejandro Giammattei.

In Guatemala the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

The Guatemalan national anthem was written by José Joaquín Palma and composed by Rafael Álvarez Ovalle.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Guatemala
Alternative name(s) Republic of Guatemala (official, English)
Regional location Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico, and bordering the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea) between Honduras and Belize
Country name etymology "Place of Many Trees"
Climate Tropical; hot, humid in lowlands; cooler in highlands
Terrain Mostly mountains with narrow coastal plains and rolling limestone plateau
Population 17,915,568
National Day 15 Sep 1821
Language(s) Spanish
Religion Christianity Roman Catholic, Protestant Other Christian
Country code +502
Literacy rate 81.3%
Currency Guatemalan quetzal
Capital city Guatemala City
Domain(TLD) .gt
Ethnicity Ladino / Mestizo, Maya, Xinca, Afro-Guatemalan & Garifuna
Head of government President
Nationality Guatemalan
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 108,889 km2 (42,042 sq mi)
Timezone UTC−6 (CST)
Average elevation 759 m (2,490 ft)
Coastline 400 Km
Mains electricity 120 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Guatemala

Flag map of Guatemala

Motto of Guatemala

Libre Crezca Fecundo -"Grow Free and Fertile"

National animal of Guatemala

The National animal of Guatemala is Quetzal

National Animal of Guatemala - Quetzal

National flower of Guatemala

The National flower of Guatemala is Monja Blanca. Botanical name is Lycaste Skinnerialba.

National flower of Guatemala - Monja Blanca

National bird of Guatemala

The National bird of Guatemala is Quetzal

National bird of Guatemala - Quetzal

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Guatemalan Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

You cannot hide the sun with one hand.

Widows weep but they look for another husband.

Two cats will not live together in one sack.

The daughter-in-law wipes away what the mother-in-law has seen.

Such is the fate of the sheep: either shorn or roasted.

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