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Republic o Guatemala
República de Guatemala
Banner o Guatemala
Coat o airms o Guatemala
Banner Coat o airms
Naitional motto: "País de la Eterna Primavera"
"Country of the Eternal Spring"
Location o  Guatemala  (Green)
Location o  Guatemala  (Green)
Offeecial leid Spainyie, 22 indigenous leids
Caipital Guatemala Ceety
Lairgest ceety caipital

Heid o State -

Presidential Republic

Preses Otto Pérez Molina

Vice Preses Roxana Baldetti

Area 108,890
Population 13,276,517
Foondin 15 September 1821
Siller Quetzal
Time zone UTC-6
Naitional anthem Himno Nacional de Guatemala
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .gt
Cawin code +502

Guatemala (pronounced /ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlə/ ( listen); Spainyie: República de Guatemala, Spainyie pronunciation: [reˈpuβlika ðe ɣwateˈmala]), kent offeecially as the Republic o Guatemala is a kintra in Central Americae bordered bi Mexico tae the northwast, the Paceefic Ocean tae the soothwast, Belize tae the northaest, the Caribbean to the aest, an Honduras an El Salvador tae the southaest.

A representative democracy, its caipital is Guatemala Ceety. Guatemala's abundance o biologically significant an unique ecoseestems contributes tae Mesoamericae's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.

Etymologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The oreegin o the name "Guatemala" is unclear, but several theories exist. "Guatemala" is derived frae "Goathemala", which means "the laund o the trees" in the Maya-Toltec leid. Anither theory is that it comes frae the Nahuatl expression "Cuauhtitlan", meanin "atween the trees". Cuauhtitlan wis the name the Tlaxcaltecan sodgers who accompaniet Pedro de Alvarado durin the Spainyie Conquest gave tae this territory. Lastly, thare is a theory that it is the Spainyie corruption o a Nahoa wird coactmoct-lan, meanin "laund o the snake eatin bird".