Guatemala Quick Facts

Capital: Guatemala

Population: 12,293,545

Area: 108,890 sq km

Official Language: Spanish

Administrative Divisions: 22 departments

Government: constitutional democratic republic

 

Source: CIA World Factbook 2006

 

Highlights from Guatemala - 2006 trip (click links for Wikipedia information):

  • Arrive in Quetzaltenango and talk on Mayan Cosmovision by Audelino Sac
  • Arrive in Chichicastenango and free time at the Market
  • Talk by the ex-guerrilla, Pablo Ceto
  • Visited the indigenous community of Chontala
  • Participated in the Mayan Ceremony at Pascual Abaj Mayan site, by Pedro Yac & Fabiana Cochoy
  • Toured Santiago Atitlan, Visited Maximon, the brotherhood, the church by Dolores Ratzan
  • Had a free day in Antigua (options to go to hike the Volcano Pacaya or spend the day in Antigua)
  • Learned the History of Garifuna People by Rogelio Lino
  • Toured the Site of Tikal
  • Observed the sunset on a Mayan temple


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