Guatemala City

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1. A country of northern Central America. The site of a Mayan civilization dating back to 1500 bc, the area was conquered by Spain in 1524. After independence was achieved (1821), Guatemala joined in a federation of Central American states (1825-1838) before becoming a separate republic in 1839. Guatemala is the capital and the largest city.
2. also Guatemala City The capital and largest city of Guatemala, in the south-central part of the country. Founded on its present site in 1776, it was rebuilt after major earthquakes in 1917 and 1918.

Gua′te·ma′lan adj. & n.

Guatemala City

(Placename) the capital of Guatemala, in the southeast: founded in 1776 to replace the former capital, Antigua Guatemala, after an earthquake; university (1676). Pop: 982 000 (2005 est)
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Noun1.Guatemala City - the capital and largest city of GuatemalaGuatemala City - the capital and largest city of Guatemala
Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
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GUATEMALA CITY -- A bus carrying scores of passengers plunged down a steep cliff in western Guatemala on Monday, leaving at least 43 people dead-including babies-and injuring 40 others, officials said.
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