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Photographs compliments of Wikepedia Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize and the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast.


A representative democracy, its capital is Guatemala City.

The nation has been stable since 1996 and has been in a state of continuous development and economic growth. Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contribute to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.


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FLAG The flag of Guatemala features two colours: sky blue and white. The two sky blue stripes represent the fact that Guatemala is a land located between two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean; honor; and the sky over the country

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The white colour signifies peace and purity. In the center of the flag is the Guatemalan coat of arms. It includes the Resplendent Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala that symbolizes liberty; a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain, 15 September 1821; crossed rifles, indicating Guatemala's willingness to defend itself by force if need be; a bay laurel crown, the symbol for victory; and crossed swords, representing honor.

In the center of the flag is the Guatemalan coat of arms. It includes the Resplendent Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala that symbolizes liberty; a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain, 15 September 1821; crossed rifles, indicating Guatemala's willingness to defend itself by force if need be; a bay laurel crown, the symbol for victory; and crossed swords, representing honor.

The coat of arms of Guatemala comprises: A wreath of olive branches, the symbol for victory; The Resplendent Quetzal, a bird that symbolizes liberty; A scroll on which is written LIBERTAD 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1821.

COAT OF ARMS
Two crossed Remington rifles with bayonets indicating Guatemala's willingness to defend itself by force if need be; Two crossed swords, representing honour. The emblem was designed by Swiss artist and engraver Jean-Baptiste Frener, who lived in Guatemala from 1854 until his death in 1897. The coat of arms also appears on the Flag of Guatemala. The quetzal previously appeared in the flag of Los Altos, Central America in the 1830s.  
 
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