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Guyana

Guyana Eventhough this country has a long Atlantic coastline, there is so much to see within the country. Georgetown is the modern capital city with the countries primary port, fine colonial buildings, boulevards and wooden architecture, and possibility of exploring the history.For example the st. George's Cathedral is very known as beeing the tallest wooden building in the world. The landscape is dominated by the rivers that will bring you to the rain forest and jungels where you can explore the special nature and animals.

Area: 215.139 Km²
Population: 697.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 3 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Georgetown (248.000 pop.)
Major cities: Linden 40.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Indian 51%, Black 30%, Mulatto and mestizo 13%, Amerindian 5%, White 1%
Border countries: Venezuela WEST, Brazil SOUTH, Suriname EAST

Principal mountains: Mount Roraima 2810 m
Principal rivers: Essequibo 1000 Km
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Essequibo
Climate: Equatorial

Language: English (official), Hindi, Creole-english
Religion: Christian 46%, Hindu 37%, Muslim 9%
Currency: Guyanese Dollar (GYD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 23/2, 1/5, 5/5, 26/5, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00592
GMT: -4

World Heritage List: -