Official English Name: Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Common English Name: Guyana
Capital: Georgetown

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Creole, Caribbean Hindustani, Urdu

Resources

Bauxite, Gold, Diamonds, Hardwood timber, Shrimp, Fish

Neighbors

Brazil (South), Venezuela (West), Suriname (East)

Ethnic groups

East Indian (39.8%), African (29.3%), Mixed (19.9%), Amerindian (10.5%), White (0.3%)

People

Est. Population:

735,909

Demonym:

Guyanese

Religions:

Hindu (24.83%)
Pentecostal (22.80%)
Other Christian (20.76%)
Roman Catholic (7.08%)
Seventh Day Adventist (5.41%)

Largest City:

Georgetown (24,849)

Geography

Region:

orthern South America

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (North)

Total Area:

214,969 km2 (91.6% land, 8.4% water)

Total Land:

2,933 km

Total Coastline:

459 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Rolling highlands
Coastal plain
Southern savanna

Highest Point

Mount Roraima (2,835 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Flooding

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President David Granger

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo

Admin. Divisions

10 Regions

Independence:

26 May 1966 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Hoatzin

Nat'l Anthem:

Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$7,500 (USD)

Currency

$ (Guyanese Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Guyanese Dollar)208.97

Communication

Internet Code

.gy

Telephone Code

+592

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Cultural Notes

Guyanese culture is associated more with the Caribbean than South America.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gy.html (Majority of information)
http://www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy/download.php?file=93 (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy/download.php?file=88 (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 7 November 2016