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Guyana

Country Name

Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

Location

It is located on the northern mainland of South America.

Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, 

Brazil to the south and southwest, Venezuela to the west,

and Suriname to the east.

Guyana is the third-smallest sovereign state on the mainland

South America after Uruguay and Suriname.

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Capital 

Georgetown

Reason for naming the country 

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "Guyana" comes from an indigenous Amerindian language and means "land of many waters".

Flag

The flag of Guyana, known as The Golden Arrowhead.

The flag was adopted since May 1966 when the country

gains independence from the United Kingdom.​

The flag has a unique design of two triangles- one within the other-

arising from the same base.

It contains five colors, Red, Black, Yellow, White, and Green.

Green represents the agricultural and forested nature of Guyana,
White represents the rivers and water potential of the country,
Yellow arrow represents Guyana's mineral wealth,
Black represents the resistance of the Guyanese people,
Red represents the zeal and dynamic nature of nation-building which lies before the young and independent Guyana."

Flag of Guyana

Language 

English is the official language of Guyana and is used for education, government, media, and services.

Most of the population speaks Guyanese Creole, an English-based creole with slight African and East Indian influence, as their native tongue.

Also, Cariban languages (Akawaio, Wai-Wai, and Macushi) are spoken by a small minority, while Indic languages are retained for cultural and religious reasons.

Religion

Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam are the dominant religions in Guyana.

The majority of the Indo-Guyanese are Hindus, although a substantial number are Muslims.

 Most Afro-Guyanese are Christians, although a few have converted to Hinduism or Islam.

Guyana's other ethnic groups are largely Christian. (Protestant and Roman Catholic).

Currency

Guyanese dollar

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Time Zone

-04:00 GMT

Government Regime

Unitary presidential constitutional socialist republic

Climate

In Guyana, the climate is hot and humid all year round.

High temperatures, heavy rainfall with small seasonal differences, high humidity, and high average cloud cover provide climatic characteristics of an equatorial lowland.

Temperatures are remarkably identical.

The constant heat and high humidity are decreased near the coast by the trade winds.

As regards to the rainfall, there are two rainy seasons (from December to early February and from late April to mid-August) and two relatively dry seasons (typically, February-March and September-October).

Both duration and intensity of rainfall vary depending on the area, but the period May-August is very rainy everywhere.

In the areas that don't have a real dry season, we can speak of equatorial climate, otherwise, of a tropical climate.

The rains mainly occur in the form of heavy showers and thunderstorms, usually in the afternoon or evening.

International Phone Code

+592

Internet Code

.gy

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