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According to the Constitution of May 1985 (founded on that of 1965 and subsequently amended in 1993), Guatemala is a presidential republic. The head of state is elected by universal suffrage direct with a four-year mandate and holds executive power. The legislative function belongs to the Congress, whose members are largely elected for 4 years by direct universal suffrage. The judicial system in use is based on the Civil Code, but the country does not incorporate the emanations of the International Court. Justice is administered, at its highest degree, by a Supreme Court and by some minor bodies, such as Courts of Appeal and courts of first instance. At the top of the judicial system, a Constitutional Court has also been established. The death penalty is in effect. The defense of the state is entrusted to the three traditional weapons; military service is compulsory, can last from 12 to 24 months and is carried out from the age of 18. Women are also admitted, who can serve as police officers. Particularly developed since the time of Mayan domination, education became the prerogative of religious orders after the Spanish conquest, which also imposed its own language. Free and compulsory since 1871, it is divided into primary teaching (compulsory only in urban areas), which is given to children between 6 and 14, and secondary education, which is divided into two three-year cycles. Technical education is the prerogative of commercial, industrial and vocational agricultural schools. Despite the National Literacy Crusade, launched by the government in 1981, the percentage of illiterate people is still very high: 26.8% (2007). In the country there are several universities: that of San Carlos de Guatemala (1676), of the Guatemala Valley (1966), of Francisco Marroquín (1971), of Galvez of Guatemala (1966) and of Rafael Landívar (1961). According to COUNTRYAAH, Guatemala is a nation in North America, the capital city of which is Guatemala City. The latest population of Guatemala is 17,915,579. TRANSPORTHINT: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Guatemala, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
Located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, Guatemala has a tropical climate, however differentiated according to the altitude according to the characteristic subdivision of Isthmian America: the Petén and the Pacific coast are part of the so-called tierras calientes (up to at 700-800 m above sea level); the mountain ranges and plateaus fall within the tierras templadas, up to 1500 m, and above in the tierras frías. They correspond to very precise average thermal values: in low lands the temperature never drops below 25 ºC, with summer maximums (July) of 30-32 ºC; in the intermediate, temperate lands, the averages are around 20 ºC throughout the year (it is the level of the “Guatemalan eternal spring”), as is the case in the capital, where in January there are 18 ºC and in July 20 ºC. Finally, in the tierras frías, the temperature drops to averages of 12-15 ºC; on the highest peaks there is no lack of snow falls. As regards rainfall, Guatemala is considerably favored: the general average of the country is 1500 mm per year with different values ​​recorded in the passage from the highest and most exposed mountains (in the Altos Cuchumatanes it reaches 6000 mm per year), to the most inland areas. sunken, like the middle valley of Motagua, where there is less than 800 mm of rain per year (Zacapa, 738 mm). Rainfall is also relatively scarce in Guatemala (1050 mm); in the Petén and in the coastal plain of the Pacific the average values ​​are around 1500 mm. Precipitation is brought by the trade winds NE, which are loaded with humidity on the Antillean Sea and, more marginally, by the SE trade winds. The regime is linked, as in all tropical belts, to solar zenitations: there is therefore a rather dry winter season, from November to May, and a rainy season from June to September. On the southern coast, affected by the SE trade winds, violent cyclones also occur in the summer.

Guatemala Road Network

Due to decades of internal conflict, a well-maintained road network never got off the ground in Guatemala. Most of the roads are winding mountain roads, although there are some double-lane roads around Guatemala City. Spectacular is the dual carriageway from Guatemala City to Escuintla, which descends 500 meters over a short distance and has winding… Read More »

Guatemala Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction Although business ethics are increasingly approaching the standards valid in Europe and the USA, Czech entrepreneurs may encounter a number of peculiarities resulting from different cultural and social conditions and business practices. Addressing Initial contact is relatively formal in Guatemala, both written communication and personal… Read More »

Guatemala Basic Information

Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country Official name of the country: Republic of Guatemala (República de Guatemala) President: Alejandro Giammattei Falla (in office since 1/14/2020) Composition of the government: The… Read More »

Guatemala 1996

According to Homosociety, the agreement signed on December 29, 1996 in Guatemala by President AE Arzú Irigoyen and the guerrilla commanders formally put an end to a 36- year civil war, which resulted in 150,000 deaths, over 40,000 ‘disappearances’ and one million refugees and internal refugees. Achieving complete national reconciliation, however, still seemed a distant… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Guatemala

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »