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Guatemalan in Seattle

Guatemala

Nationality

Guatemalan

Seattle Sister City Nation

No

Consulate in Seattle

Yes

Honorary Consul in Seattle

No

Trade Rep in Seattle

To be confirmed

Companies from this nation operating in Seattle region

To be confirmed

Nearest Consulate General

Tukwila, WA

Chamber of Commerce in PNW

No

Historical, Cultural & Community Groups, including places of worship.

Yes

Local Immigrant Population*

7000

*Immigrant Population is an estimated sum of the number of naturalized Americans from this country and citizens from this country living in the Seattle Metro Area under any sort of immigration visa.  It does not count the American offspring or descendants of immigrants from this country, which can go back many generations and account for large numbers of people.  1,000 is the default number when we don’t have a better count.

Languages:

Spanish is the common language. Over 20 Mayan dialects are also spoken in Guatemala.

Notes:

Guatemalans are one of the largest single groups of immigrants in the US.  Seattle is not one of their top destinations, but there are still thousands of Guatemalans living in the region.  The stories of many Guatemalans in America are rooted in hardship and family ties between the two countries.  Want to learn more about Guatemala?  Befriending a Guatemalan is not a stretch.  They are known for their generosity and friendliness.  You will surely come to appreciate the richness of the culture simply by googling for a Guatemalan restaurants nearby.  Try the tostadas, enchiladas, rellenitos, or champurradas.  You can’t miss!

There seems to be a Guatemalan Consul General in Seattle, but it is difficult to gauge the effectiveness of services provided to local Chapins and Chapinas.

Good Local Contact for this Nation is

Consul General in Seattle at: