Flag and Map of Guatemala

“El trabajo del novelista es hacer visible lo invisible con palabras.” 
Miguel Ángel Asturias

Guatemalan poet
The job of the novelist is to make visible what is invisible with words.

Website Resources

Check out the book display in the library for more books about Guatemala!

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

OPA Jr. High Library Country Profile: Guatemala


CIA World Factbook


Music of Guatemala

Utah’s Online Library

Did you Know?

  • About two-thirds of Guatemala is mountainous and volcanic.
  • When one hails a taxi or bus, a bigger hand motion indicates a greater distance to travel.
  • Guatemala is noted for the marimba, a musical instrument made of wood and played with a rubber-padded stick.
  • The massive Ceiba tree can grow taller than 100 feet (30 meters) and is the national tree of Guatemala.

“Guatemala.” CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019, online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php?cid=65&cn=Guatemala. Accessed 09 September 2019.

Ceiba Tree in Guatemala