Guatemala means “land of trees in the Mayan tongue. The official name of the country is Republic of Guatemala. It is also known as “land of the eternal spring” as it has a warm tropical climate more temperate in the highlands and drier in the easternmost areas.
The country is divided into 3 parts: the sparsely-populated northern plains, the volcanic yet largely populated central highlands and the agricultural Pacific lowlands.
Guatemala gained independence from Spain on September 15th1821. The largest holiday fair takes place in Quetzaltenango on this national holiday.
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Is a South American country situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
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