Located in the mountains of southwestern Guatemala, Casa Para Niños Aleluya is surrounded by beauty in culture and landscape. Learn a little about this wonderful country and its people in which we serve.
Area: 108,889 sq km (42,042 sq miles)
A string of volcanoes rises above the southern highlands along the Pacific, three of which are still active. Within this volcanic area are basins of varying sizes which hold the majority of the country's population. The region is drained by rivers flowing into both the Pacific and the Caribbean. One basin west of the capital has no river outlet and thus has formed Lake Atitlán, which is ringed by volcanoes.
To the northwest, bordering on Belize and Mexico, lies the low undulating tableland of El Petén, 36,300 sq km (14,000 sq miles) of almost inaccessible wilderness covered with dense hardwood forest. This area covers approximately one-third of the national territory, yet contains only 40,000 people.
Constitution: 31 May 1985, effective 14 January 1986
Legal system: civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Mobile Telephone: Coverage is increasing in Guatemala; consult your network operator for details.
Fax: Most hotels have facilities.
Internet & E-mail: There are several cybercafés in Guatemala City and the main tourist areas. ISPs include GuateNet (website: www.guate.net).
Learn more about what to expect if you visit Casa Para Niños.
|©2002-2017. All Rights Reserved.
Build Your House On the Rock Ministries.
Site Comments or Questions | Privacy and Legal Statements