Livingston, Guatemala

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Livingston main street
Livingston main street
Livingston is located in Guatemala
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°49′48″N 88°45′00″W / 15.83000°N 88.75000°W / 15.83000; -88.75000
Kintra Guatemala
DepairtmentIzabal Depairtment

Livingston is a toun in Izabal Depairtment, eastren Guatemala, at the mooth o the Río Dulce at the Guwf o Honduras. The toun (whose name is occasionally adaptit intae Spainyie orthografie as Lívingston) serves as the municipal seat o the municipality o the same name. It wis Guatemala's main port on the Caribbean Sea afore the construction o nearbi Puerto Barrios.

Livingston is notit for its unusual mix o Garífuna, Afro-Caribbean, Maya an Ladino fowk an cultur. In recent decades Livingston haes developit a lairge tourist industry.

Livingston is namit efter American jurist an politeecian Edward Livingston who wrote the Livingston Codes which wur uised as the basis for the laws o the liberal govrenment o the Unitit Provinces o Central Americae in the early 19t century.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Boats run several times a day frae Puerto Barrios, an twice a week on Tuesdays an Fridays frae Punta Gorda, Belize. Boats run every fore-nuin frae Livingston tae Punta Gorda an aw. Housomeivver, due tae collusion atween boat awners, the fares are hintle heicher than passage frae Puerto Barrios. Anither boat communicates Livingston wi the toun o Río Dulce, an runs ivery day. Aw access is via watercraft syne thare is nae road link tae the rest o Guatemala.

Leids[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Mayan leid Q'eqchi' is spoken in Livingston, as is the Garifuna leid. The schuil "Luba Awanselula" locatit near the cemetery gives classes in Inglis an Garifuna.

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