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Co-operative Republic of Guyana
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "One People, One Nation, One Destiny"
Anthem: Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains
Capital
and largest city
Georgetown
6°46′N58°10′W / 6.767°N 58.167°W / 6.767; -58.167
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised regional languages
Vernacular
language
Guyanese Creole
Ethnic groups (2002)
DemonymGuyanese
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialrepublic
 • PresidentDavid Granger
 • Prime MinisterMoses Nagamootoo
LegislatureNational Assembly
Formation
 • Dutch Guiana1667–1814 
 • British Guiana1814–1966 
 • Independence from the United Kingdom26 May 1966 
 • Republic23 February 1970 
 • Current constitution6 October 1980 
Area
 • Total214,970 km2 (85th)
83,000 sq mi
 • Water (%)8.4
Population
 • 2014 estimate735,554[2] (165th)
 • 2012 census747,884[3]
 • Density3.502/km2 (232nd or 8th least-densely populated in the world)
9.071/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 • Total$6.155 billion[4]
 • Per capita$7,938[4]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 • Total$2.788 billion[4]
 • Per capita$3,596[4]
Gini (1998)44.5[5]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.636[6]
medium ·124th
CurrencyGuyanese dollar (GYD)
Time zoneGYT (Guyana Time) (UTC-4)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+592
ISO 3166 codeGY
Internet TLD.gy

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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