Guyana profile

  • Full name: Co-operative Republic of Guyana
  • Population: 758,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Georgetown
  • Area: 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, indigenous languages, Creole, Hindi, Urdu
  • Major religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 73 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Guyanese dollar (G$) = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Bauxite and alumina, sugar, gold, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, timber
  • GNI per capita: US $2,900 (World Bank, 2010)
  • Internet domain: .gy
  • International dialling code: +592
Essequibo river in Guyana Guyana's largest river, the Essequibo, flows from the country's far south to the Atlantic coast

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