Cooperative Republic of Guyana is located in the north of the South American Continent, with a population of
741,908, making it the 163rd largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Georgetown with a total
population of 239,227. The country encompasses 214,970 square kilometers making it the 78th largest country in
total area. It shares boundaries with North Atlantic Ocean, Suriname, Brazil and Venezuela.

President Donald R
amotar is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through election by popular
vote as leader of a party list in parliamentary elections and holds that position for five years with no term limits.  
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status through
appointment by the president and holds that position for five years. Its form of government is a republic and they
celebrate the creation of their constitution on the  6th of October 1986.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Hindi and Urdu. It counts
among its major religions Christian, Hindu, Muslim and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 3
AM, 3 FM, 1 Short Wave and 3 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Roraima, its highest point at 2,835 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest
point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Atlantic Ocean, which measures 495 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are bauxite, sugar, rice milling,
timber, textiles, gold mining. Its official currency is Guyanese Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Guyana. Guyana is the only country in South America where English is
an official language.
Demerara River
Essequibo River
Georgetown- Guyana's
capital and largest city
Guyanese Kids
Kaieteur Falls
Curried Hassar- a
Guyanese dish of
blackened catfish
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GUYANA
Updated 09 October 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
1.2% (2009 est.)

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Mount Roraima-
Guyana's highest point
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Ant hill on the Savanna
of the Ruppunni
outside Lethern on
Guyana's border with
Brazil
Amakura River on
Guyana's border with
Venezuela
Traditional Guyanese
dress
Corriverton market om
the Courantyne River
Delta
Courantyne River on
Guyana's border with
Suriname
Eroded rock formation
from Mount Roraima
Flooded town of Good
Hope on Guyana's
border with Brazil
Marker indicating the
triple border of
Guyana, Venezuela
and Brazil
Dawn on the Atlantic
Seawall- Guyana's
lowest point
Guyana interior
Guyana rainforest
Akarai Mountains-
Guyana's
southernmost point on
the border with Brazil
Corriverton- the
easternmost town of
Guyana on the border
with Suriname
Cuyuni River-
Guyana's westernmost
point on the border
with Venezuela
Mabaruma- Guyana's
northernmost point on
the border with
Venezuela
Sipaliwini Savanna-
Guyana's easternmost
point on the border
with Suriname
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