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Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Motto: "One People, One Nation, One Destiny"
Location of Guyana (dark green) in South America (grey)
Location of Guyana (dark green)

in South America (grey)

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
Other languages
Ethnic groups
(2012)
Religion
Demonym(s)Guyanese
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic[2]
Irfaan Ali(PPP/C)
Mark Phillips(PPP/C)
Bharrat Jagdeo(PPP/C)
LegislatureNational Assembly
Formation
1667–1814
1814–1966
• Independence from the United Kingdom becoming Guyana
26 May 1966
• Republic
23 February 1970
6 October 1980
Area
• Total
214,970 km2 (83,000 sq mi) (83rd)
• Water (%)
8.4
Population
• 2018 estimate
786,391[3][4] (164th)
• 2012 census
747,884[5]
• Density
3.502/km2 (9.1/sq mi) (232nd)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $13.661 billion[6] (144th)
• Per capita
Increase $17,359[6] (72nd)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $6.806 billion[6] (148th)
• Per capita
Increase $8,649[6] (68th)
HDI (2018)Increase 0.670[7]
medium · 123th
CurrencyGuyanese dollar (GYD)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+592
ISO 3166 codeGY
Internet TLD.gy

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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