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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
National languageGuyanese Creole
Ethnic groups (2002[1])
DemonymGuyanese
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic
 - PresidentDavid A. 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[1] (165th)
 - 2012 census747,884[2]
 - Density3.502/km2 (232nd or 8th least-densely populated in the world)
9.071/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$6.155 billion[3]
 - Per capita$7,938[3]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$2.788 billion[3]
 - Per capita$3,596[3]
HDI (2013)Steady 0.638[4]
medium ·121st
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 June 30, 2015


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