Guyana

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Phagwah in Guyana

Phagwah (or Holi) is a spring time festival celebrated by Hindus in India and countries with large Indian populations which includes Guyana and Trinidad.

On the day of celebration, observers traditionally wear white clothing and throw harmless coloured water and… Continue reading

Map of Guyana

Guyana is located on the North Eastern coastline South America between 1o & 9o North Latitude and 57o & 61o West Longitude, bordering Venezuela to the West, Brazil to the South, Suriname to the East.

High Resolution Map of Guyana… Continue reading

Guyana: Facts and Figures

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police: 911,564 Police: Emergency Response Unit: 225-6411 Fire: 912 Ambulance: 913

CURRENCY

The local currency is the Guyana Dollar

TIME ZONE

GMT – 04:00

LOCATION

Guyana is situated on the North East of South America and is the… Continue reading

Guyana’s Green Gold

Tales of the fabled El Dorado, the city of gold, have for centuries dazzled explorers around the world and the lure is there again with Guyana moving to tap the full potential of its pristine forests.

These tropical rainforests cover… Continue reading

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Guyana Facts

Official Name
The Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Georgetown is the capital city.

National Symbols
Coat of ArmsNational Flag

 

Population

Approximately 751,223 (Census 2002) of which 90% live along the coastal strip and banks of the three major rivers. The ethnic composition of the population is as follows:

  • East Indian 43.5%
  • Black (African) 30.2%
  • Mixed 16.7%
  • Amerindian 9.1%
  • Other 0.5%

Location

North East of South America between 1o & 9o North Latitude and 57o & 61o West Longitude, bordering Venezuela to the West, Brazil to the South, Suriname to the East.

Language

The official language is English. Often spoken with a Caribbean Creole flavour. Guyana is also the only English speaking country in South America.

Government

Guyana became independent from Britain in 1966 and a “Cooperative Republic in 1970, when a non executive President replaced the Governor-General. A new constitution in 1980 gave the President wide executive powers. The Cabinet is headed by the President, and there is a 65-member National Assembly elected by proportional representation.

President: Bharat Jagdeo
Prime Minister: Samuel Hinds

Other information

Currency: Guyana Dollar
Time Zone: GMT – 04:00
Area: 214,970 km2 or 83,000 sq mi
Country Code: 592
We drive on the left side of the road.

More information about Guyana | World Cities: Georgetown

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