Thursday, August 23, 2007

Guatemala Rankings and Fun Facts

World Rankings

According to The Economist World In Figures 2007, Guatemala has the 2nd highest concentration of ozone in the world. Their Air Quality Score is the 2oth lowest in the world. They are the 39th most economically dependant on Agriculture. They have the 9th highest % of men in the work force. And, they have the 59th highest number of marriages a year.

Fun Facts

Guatemala has two Nobel Laureates. Rigoberta Menchu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 "in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples," making her one of three Latin Americans to ever win the award. Miguel Angel Asturias won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1967 "for his vivid literary achievement, deep-rooted in the national traits and traditions of Indian peoples of Latin America," making him one of five Latin Americans to ever win the award.

Guatemala has 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
1) Antigua Guatemala
2) Archeoligical Park and Ruins of Quirigua
3) Tikal National Park (pictured at the top of the blog)

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