Database with places from Guatemala, including cities, villages, towns, roads, and sightseeings. Source. Geonames.
Guatemala is a country in Central America, which is in the southern part of Mexico. It is one of the most populous Central American countries and has coastlines that stretch 200 miles along the Pacific and is approx. 65-70 miles along the Caribbean. The capital of Guatemala is Guatemala City, and the official currency of the region is Guatemalan quetzal.
Guatemala is surrounded by Mexico in the north and west, by Belize in the northeastern region. And by the Gulf of Honduras along the east. The eastern part of the region is bordered by Honduras, while El Salvador bounds the southeastern part. Guatemala is divided into four categories. They are:
Guatemala features numerous volcanoes. There are 33 volcanoes in the region, out of which 27 are in the southern half of the country. Volcanoes like Pacaya and Fuego are active and erupts lavas; meanwhile, other volcanoes are not active.
There total population of the country is approx. 17,153, 288. Many people of different ethnicities live in Guatemala. However, the majority of the land is inhabited by Ladinos and Maya. Both these ethnicities have their customs, cultures, and traditions. Other than that, people of white ethnicity also live in the region. Approx. 43% of people are of white ethnicity. In short, Guatemala is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country. Xinca, another Spanish-speaking tribe, also resides in Guatemala and celebrates their traditional cultures.
Daily life and communal customs
Guatemala imports most of the products from other countries. Plus, there are numerous foreign films and soap operas that people in the country tend to enjoy. Some of the local people also wear foreign dresses. However, in villages, particularly where the people of Maya reside, they prefer their traditional clothes and wear them with joy. The residents of Guatemala thoroughly enjoy festivals such as Easter, Semana Santa, and Saint's Day.
Moreover, kids also love to play soccer while the adults love to party and be a part of several parades in the country. There are many traditional dishes of Guatemala which are both tasty and presentable. However, the most popular traditional dish in Fiambre is a salad made using fish and different types of vegetables.
Numerous markets are there in the villages where locals go to buy some goods. Most markets consist Indian styled goods and products. Indian styled art is also present in these markets. These markets also act as a medium for villagers to meet their friends and other people in villages and are considered crucial social gatherings.