Textile Insdutries Guatemala and India

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Introduction The following investigative document presents an overview of the textile industries in two emerging countries: Guatemala and India. The document analyses, compares and contrast the differences in the institutional structures of both countries and offers specific details and analysis of the textile industries for local and international businesses.
Republic of Guatemala is located in Central America bordered by Mexico to the North, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Belize to the North East Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. The country is mountainous with small desert and sand dune patches, having many hills filled with people, except for the south coastal area and the vast northern lowlands of Petén department. Two mountain chains enter Guatemala from west to east, dividing the country into three major regions: the highlands, where the mountains are located; the Pacific coast, south of the mountains; and the Petén region, north of the mountains. All major cities are located in the highlands and Pacific coast regions; by comparison, Petén is sparsely populated. These three regions vary in climate, elevation, and landscape, providing dramatic contrasts between hot and humid tropical lowlands and colder and drier highland peaks. Volcán Tajumulco, at 4,220 meters, is the highest point in the Central American states.
Guatemala is a country of youth; 70% of its population is less than thirty years old. The capital city, Guatemala, is located in the geographical heart of the country and is home to an average of 4.5 million inhabitants. Compared to other countries in the Central American region, Guatemala has the largest productive population percentage, by age group, and according to the projections by CELADE, by the year 2020, Guatemala will have the largest number of inhabitants in the productive…...

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