Guatemala Cities with Hotels
Guatemala, republic of Central America, bounded on the west and north by Mexico, on the east by Belize and the Gulf of Honduras (an arm of the Caribbean Sea), on the southeast by Honduras and El Salvador, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. The country has a total area of 108,889 sq km (42,042 sq mi). Guatemala City is Guatemala's capital and largest city.
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Land and Resources
Roughly two-thirds of the total land area of Guatemala is
made up of mountains, many of which are volcanic. The Sierra Madre mountains
traverse Guatemala from east to west and divide the country into two
drainage areas of unequal extent. The Pacific slope, relatively narrow, is
abundantly watered and fertile in its midregion, in which the greatest
density of population occurs. The northern slope, notably the broad area
around Lake PetĂ©n-ItzĂˇ, ranges from grazing land to tropical rain forest and
is thinly populated. Most of the volcanoes of Guatemala are extinct; severe
eruptions have been recorded, however, for TacanĂˇ on the
Mexican border. The
country's highest point is VolcĂˇn Tajumulco (4220 m/13,845 ft). Earthquakes
are frequent in the vicinity of the southern volcanic belt, where many towns
have been destroyed.
The longest rivers of Guatemala are the Motagua; the
Usumacinta, which forms part of the boundary with
Mexico; the Chixoy; and
the SarstĂşn, forming a section of the boundary with
The climate of Guatemala varies considerably according to
altitude. Between about 915 and 2440 m (about 3000 and 8000 ft) above sea
level, where most of the population is concentrated, the days are warm and
the nights cool; the average annual temperature is about 20Â° C (about 68Â°
F). The weather in the low-lying coastal regions is more tropical in
character, with an average annual temperature of about 28.3Â° C (about 83Â°
F). The rainy season occurs between May and October, with a corresponding
dry season from November to April. Annual rainfall in the north averages
between 1525 and 2540 mm (about 60 and 100 in); Guatemala City, in the
southern highlands, receives about 1320 mm (about 52 in) annually.
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