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Guatemala National Anthem

Guatemala National Anthem
National Anthem of Guatemala (Himno Nacional de Guatemala)

Lyrics
Fortune Guatemala, may your altar
Never be trampled by the tormentor
Nor should slaves lick the yoke
Nor should tyrants spit in your face

If tomorrow your sacred soil
Is threatened by foreign invasion
Free into the wind, your beautiful flag
To victory or death it will call

Free into the wind, your beautiful flag
To victory or death it will call
Since your people, with fiery soul
Will be dead before enslaved.

From your old and hard chains
You forged, with an ire-driven hand,
The plow that fertilizes the soil
And the sword that saves honor.

Our fathers fought one day,
Lit up in patriotic burning
And they were able, without bloody clash,
To place you on a throne of love.

And they were able, without bloody clash,
To place you on a throne of love,
That our Nation, in energetic assent,
Gave life to the ideal redeemer.

Your emblem shows a piece of the sky
In which a cloud gets its whiteness
Wretched is he who dares in madness
stain your colors

Well, your brave and proud sons
who admire the peace within
will never avoid the rough battles
if they are to defend their land and their home.

They will never avoid the rough battles
if they are to defend their land and their home
that honor is the idea that reigns their souls
and the altar of the mother country their altar

Lying in the magnificent Ande
with two oceans at hearing distance
under the wing of seeds and gold
you become entranced from the beautiful quetzal

Native bird that lives in your seal
protector that protects your soil
hopefully he will fly high
more than the condor and the royal eagle!

Hopefully he will fly high
more than the condor and the royal eagle
and in his wings, raise up to the sky:
Guatemala, your immortal name!

Flag History

Guatemala became independent from Mexico in 1823 and became part of the Central
American states. The Guatemalans adopted in 1871, the blue, white, blue vertical
stripe pattern for their flag which incorporated the original flag colors of the
United Provinces of Central America. The coat of arms was added in the white stripe
in 1968.

Geographic Coordinates:
15 30 N, 90 15 W
Area:
108,889 sq km
Population:
13,550,440
Life Expectancy:
70.59 years
Government Type:
Constitutional democratic republic
Capital:
Guatemala City
GDP:
$69.21 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment:
3.2% (2005 est.)
Currency:
Quetzal (GTQ)
Calling Code:
+502
Internet TLD:
.gt

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