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About Guyana in detail
Where is Guyana?
Guyana, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 6 48 N 58 09 W otherwise in South America, in Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela.
What is the capital of Guyana?
The capital city of Guyana is: Georgetown.
What is the time in Georgetown?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Georgetown is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Guyana?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Guyana is: .gy
What is the size of Guyana?
The territory of Guyana is total: 214,969 sq km; land: 196,849 sq km, water: 18,120 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Guyana is slightly smaller than Idaho.
If we would like to walk around and discover Guyana, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 2,933 km.
What is the water coverage of Guyana?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Guyana is covered by water (see below), and this includes 459 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Guyana?
The climate of Guyana is tropical: hot, humid, moderated by northeast trade winds: two rainy seasons (May to August, November to January).
Geographical data of Guyana
The elevation of Guyana; mean elevation: 207 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mount Roraima 2,835 m.
The typical geographical details of Guyana include mostly rolling highlands; low coastal plain; savanna in south.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Guyana is the third-smallest country in South America after Suriname and Uruguay; substantial portions of its western and eastern territories are claimed by Venezuela and Suriname respectively.
Resources and land use of Guyana
The country’s main mined products are bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 8.4%; arable land 2.1%; permanent crops 0.1%; permanent pasture 6.2%; forest: 77.4%; other: 14.2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Guyana
The number of inhabitants of Guyana is 735,909 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that population is heavily concentrated in the northeast in and around Georgetown, with noteable concentrations along the Berbice River to the east; the remainder of the country is sparsely populated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 28.6% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Guyana is concentrated in GEORGETOWN (capital) 124,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Guyana
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: East Indian 43.5%, black (African) 30.2%, mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.1%, other 0.5% (includes Portuguese, Chinese, white) (2002 estimate).
Spoken languages in Guyana
The spoken languages in Guyana are the following: English (official language), Guyanese Creole, Amerindian languages (including Caribbean and Arawak languages), Indian languages (including Caribbean Hindustani, a dialect of Hindi), Chinese (2014 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Guyana?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 30.5% (Pentecostal 16.9%, Anglican 6.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 5%, Methodist 1.7%), Hindu 28.4%, Roman Catholic 8.1%, Muslim 7.2%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other Christian 17.7%, other 1.9%, none 4.3%, unspecified 0.9% (2002 estimate).
Further population data of Guyana
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 27.12% (male 101,637 / female 97,970) 15-24 years: 21.46% (male 81,017 / female 76,912) 25-54 years: 37.73% (male 145,003 / female 132,640) 55-64 years: 7.9% (male 26,195 / female 31,924) 65 years and over: 5.79% (male 17,585 / female 25,026) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Guyana is 0.17% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Guyana the birth rate is 15.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Guyana the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Guyana, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Guyana are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Guyana
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The Guyanese economy exhibited moderate economic growth in recent years and is based largely on agriculture and extractive industries. The economy is heavily dependent upon the export of six commodities - sugar, gold, bauxite, shrimp, timber, and rice - wGuyana's entrance into the Caricom Single Market and Economy in January 2006 broadened the country's export market, primarily in the raw materials sector. Guyana has experienced positive growth almost every year over the past decade. Inflation has been keChronic problems include a shortage of skilled labor and a deficient infrastructure..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Guyana is $3.456 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Guyana is 4% (2016 estimate) 3.2% (2015 estimate) 3.8% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Guyana this is $7,900 (2016 estimate) $7,600 (2015 estimate) $7,400 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Guyana produces?
The main agricultural products of Guyana are sugarcane, rice, edible oils; beef, pork, poultry; shrimp, fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining.
Drinking water source in Guyana
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.2% of population, rural: 98.3% of population, total: 98.3% of population. Unimproved: urban: 1.8% of population, rural: 1.7% of population, total: 1.7% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Guyana
In Guyana the average number of childbirth is 2.04 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Guyana
The average age of the population is total: 25.8 years; male: 25.5 years, female: 26.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Guyana it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Guyana is -6.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: na.
Is Guyana a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Guyana
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Guyana density of the hospital beds is 2 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Guyana the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria. Note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Guyana the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Guyana is 21.9% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Guyana? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Guyana are flash flood threat during rainy seasons.
More interesting facts about Guyana
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Early elections held in May 2015 resulted in the replacement of President Donald RAMOTAR by David GRANGER..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Guyana: 26 May 1966 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Guyana
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, green with a red isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) superimposed on a long, yellow arrowhead; there is a narrow, black border between the red and yellow, and a narrow, white border between the yellow and the green; green represents forest and foliage; yellow stands for mineral resources and a bright future; white symbolizes Guyana's rivers; red signifies zeal and the sacrifice of the people; black indicates perseverance.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Guyana: Canje pheasant (hoatzin), jaguar, Victoria Regia water lily; national colors: red, yellow, green, black, white.
Constitution of Guyana
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Guyana?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Guyana is common law system, based on the English model, with some Roman-Dutch civil law influence.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Guyana, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly (65 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies and a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 11 May 2015 (next to be held by May 2020)election results: percent of vote by party - APNU 50.3%, PPP/C 49.19%, other 0.51%; seats by party - APNU 33, PPP/C 32.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Guyana
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Guyana the labor force is 313,800 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Guyana is total: 31.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 35.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 27.3 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Guyana is 11.1% (2013).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Guyana, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.3% highhest 10%: 33.8% (1999).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Guyana the GINI index is .44,6 (2007).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Guyana the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.3% highhest 10%: 33.8% (1999).
About the budget and central governments debt of Guyana
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Guyana is; revenues: $899.8 million, expenditures: $1.036 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 26% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Guyana is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Guyana
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate), -0.9% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 13% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Guyana
Guyana, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Guyana is: $1.15 billion (2016 estimate), $1.17 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: sugar, gold, bauxite, alumina, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, timber.
The most important imported products are: manufactures, machinery, petroleum, food, and the countries from where the import is coming: US 24.6%, Trinidad and Tobago 24.1%, China 10.8%, Suriname 9.5% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Guyana
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Guyana, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 3.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Guyana, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Guyana; fair system for long-distance service; microwave radio relay network for trunk lines; many areas still lack fixed-line telephone servicesdomestic: fixed-line teledensity is about 20 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity about 75 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 592; tropospheric scatter to Trinidad; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Guyana
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Guyana: 117 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Guyana: total: 7,970 km, paved: 590 km, unpaved: 7,380 km (2001).
The total length of the waterways in Guyana: 330 km (the Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo Rivers are navigable by oceangoing vessels for 150 km, 100 km, and 80 km respectively) (2012).
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Facts about Guyana
Name of the country: conventional long form: Cooperative Republic of Guyana, conventional short form: Guyana, former: British Guiana, etymology: the name is derived from Guiana, the original name for the region that included British Guiana, Dutch Guiana, and French Guiana; ultimately the word is derived from an indigenous Amerindian language and means "land of many waters" (referring to the area's multitude of rivers and streams).
|Abbrevation: Guyana||Geographic coordinates:
5 00 N, 59 00 W
|Location: South America|
|Capital of Guyana: Georgetown||GPS of the Capital:
6 48 N 58 09 W
|Position: Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela|
|Land area: total: 214,969 sq km; land: 196,849 sq km, water: 18,120 sq km||Terrain: mostly rolling highlands; low coastal plain; savanna in south
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Idaho|
|Population: 735,909 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.17% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.09 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.82 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.71 male(s) / female, total population: 1.02 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $1.15 billion (2016 estimate), $1.17 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $1.44 billion (2016 estimate), $1.475 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 24.6%, Trinidad and Tobago 24.1%, China 10.8%, Suriname 9.5% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 28.6% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): GEORGETOWN (capital) 124,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 25.8 years; male: 25.5 years, female: 26.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 281,000. Percent of population: 38.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 154,057. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 543,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 74 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 11.1% (2013)||Nationality: Guyanese (singular and plural) adjective: Guyanese||National holidays: Republic Day, 23 February (1970)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 68.4 years. Male: 65.4 years, female: 71.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.04 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 15.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over has ever attended schooltotal population: 88.5%; male: 87.2%, female: 89.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: common law system, based on the English model, with some Roman-Dutch civil law influence||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining||Industrial production growth rate: 12% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 4% (2016 estimate) 3.2% (2015 estimate) 3.8% (2014 estimate)|
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