IELTS Test Centers in Guatemala

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in Guatemala

In total, there is one test location in Guatemala that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.

There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Anglo Mexican Foundation – Guatemala GU

Street Address: Antonio Caso 127 San Rafael

Telephone Number: +52 55 3000 1865, +52 55 3000 1819

Contact Email: [email protected]

Website URL: http://anglo.mx/cert_ielts_index.php

IELTS Test Dates Testing Locations Types of Exam
2020/07/25 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
2020/10/24 IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training

List of cities in Guatemala where you can take the IELTS tests

  • Guatemala City

More about Guatemala

Guatemala borders Mexico to the west and north, Belize to the northeast, and Honduras and El Salvador to the east. Check weddinginfashion to see Economy of Latin America.

The northern part of Guatemala (Peten) belongs to the flat, undulating limestone table of the Yucatán. The southern part is traversed in a west-east direction by mountain ranges of the Central American Cordilleras, of which the northern in the Altos Cuchumatanes (in the west) reach 3,800 m above sea level. The Sierra Madre, which adjoins it to the south, is made up of chain mountains, mass mountain ranges and plateaus, on the Pacific slope dominated by 33 volcanoes (highest point: Tajumulco at 4,220 m above sea level), in between scenic lakes (Atitlán Lake).

The narrow Pacific coastal lowlands with volcanic soils are well irrigated by numerous rivers and abundant rainfall. In the east, between Belize and Honduras, Guatemala has a small portion of the Caribbean coastal lowlands. Main rivers are Río Usumacinta (to the Gulf of Mexico) and Río Motagua (to the Caribbean Sea). Three of the volcanoes are always active; Strong earthquakes caused severe damage in the country several times (including 1976, with more than 24,000 fatalities).

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IELTS Test Centers in Guatemala

Population

In Guatemala, the indigenous population has a relatively high proportion of around 38%. Ethnic groups are the Maya and Xinca, the Quiché, Mam, Cakchiquel and Kekchi.

56% of the Guatemalans are mestizos (German mestizos), who are called Ladinos in the country. White and black (in the Caribbean lowlands) each have a 2% population, the Garífuna 1%. In addition to the official Spanish language, over 20 Mayan languages ​​are spoken in numerous dialects. The population density is (2017) 158 residents / km 2. The settlement focus is in the highlands. While in the north, in the Department of Peten, only about 3% of the people live on 33% of the area, in the Department of Guatemala alone it is 23% of the population on 2% of the area. The proportion of the urban population is 52%.

The biggest cities in Guatemala

Largest cities (population, 2018 census)
Ciudad de Guatemala 923 400
Mixco 463,000
Villa Nueva 426 300
Coban 212,000
Quetzaltenango 180 700

Social: Guatemalan society is characterized by strong social contrasts. On the one hand there is the small, economically and culturally dominant white upper class, which also owns most of the land; on the other hand, the less influential indigenous population. It is severely underrepresented in politics, state administration and the economy. Around 60% of them live below the poverty line.

Religion

The constitution guarantees religious freedom while at the same time granting the Catholic Church a special legal status, which can also be obtained by the other churches provided that special state registration is required.

Since there are no official statistics on religion, only relevant surveys by non-governmental organizations can provide information, the results of which, however, differ greatly from one another in some cases. According to this, around 43-48% of the population belong to the Catholic Church (two archdioceses with ten suffragan bishops, two apostolic vicariates and a territorial prelature), around 38-44% belong to (post-) Reformation churches and communities (evangelicals and other Protestants), especially the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches. Its growth, which is unique in Latin America, is largely due to the activity (since the early 1950s) of North American evangelical mission societies. The religious minorities (less than 3% of the population) include Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Jews. The pre-Christian Mayan religion has survived to a small extent among the indigenous population to this day; to a greater extent, however, traditional cult elements were combined with Catholic religious practice. More than 10% of all residents cannot be assigned to any religion.

Climate and vegetation

The climate is tropical. The rainy season is from May to November, on the windward coasts rainfall reaches up to 3,500 mm / year, in the central highlands 1,500–2,000 mm / year. The mean annual temperatures are 25–30 ° C in the lowlands and less than 12 ° C in mountainous areas; the daily fluctuations reach up to 25 ° C. The Petén is covered by an ever-humid rainforest, in the center also covered by pine savannas. While the mountain regions on the windward side bear tropical mountain and cloud forest, oak-pine mixed forests and savannahs appear in the drier inland highlands. The Pacific coastal lowlands are occupied by tropical wet (in the west) and dry forest (in the east).

Environmental problems arise from uncontrolled logging, especially of valuable mahogany and cedar wood, and clearing to gain land for plantations, pastures and oil production sites. Consequential damage is erosion and lack of water. The ground and surface water is polluted by crude oil, the discharge of industrial wastewater and the use of pesticides. About 30% of the country’s area is under nature protection.