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Pegasus Hotel in Guyana

The Pegasus Hotel in Guyana is the best hotel in Guyana and has been since 1969 even with several changes in ownership and name since then.  The hotel and it’s facilities are located on Seawall Road Kingston walking distance… Continue reading

A Jetty along the Kingston Georgetown seawall

A very old Dutch Jetty. The Kingston/Georgetown Seawall is now a popular place for joggers, liming, visitors, kite flying during Easter and fireworks during national celebrations.

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Typical Home in Central Georgetown

An example of the architecture in a typical wooden home in the Central Georgetown.

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Diwali in Guyana

Light is an important aspect of all our lives and often we only recognize the obvious forms derived from electricity and sunlight. Deepavali is an ancient Hindu Festival of Lights which celebrates the deeper meaning of light. Celebrated on the… 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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