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Guyana

Official English Name: Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Common English Name: Guyana

Capital: Georgetown

REGION
Northern South America
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Brazil (South)
Venezuela (West)
Suriname (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (North)
TOTAL AREA
214,969 km2 (91.6% land, 8.4% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Bauxite
Gold
Diamonds
Hardwood timber
Shrimp
Fish
NATURAL DISASTERS
Flooding
DEMONYM
Guyanese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
East Indian (39.8%)
African (29.3%)
Mixed (19.9%)
Amerindian (10.5%)
White (0.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Creole
Caribbean Hindustani
Urdu
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Hindu (24.83%)
Pentecostal (22.80%)
Other Christian (20.76%)
Roman Catholic (7.08%)
Seventh Day Adventist (5.41%)
POPULATION
735,909
LARGEST CITY
Georgetown (24,849)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President David Granger
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 Regions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
26 May 1966 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Hoatzin
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains
GDP PER CAPITA
$7,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Guyanese Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $207.20 (GYD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.gy
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+592

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

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