Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, it's culturally connected to the Caribbean region. Its capital, Georgetown, is known for British colonial architecture, including tall, painted-timber St. George’s Anglican Cathedral. A large clock marks the facade of Stabroek Market, a source of local produce.
Languages: English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urdu
Ethnic Groups: East Indian 43.5%, black (African) 30.2%, mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.1%, other 0.5%
Belief Systems: Hindu 28.4%, Pentecostal 16.9%, Roman Catholic 8.1%, Anglican 6.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 5%, Methodist 1.7%, Jehovah Witness 1.1%, other Christian 17.7%, Muslim 7.2%, other 4.3%, none 4.3%
Population: 760972 people (World Rank: 167th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 10 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 230th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.216 %/yr (World Rank: 195th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 66.3 years (World Rank: 177th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 21.9 years (World Rank: 135th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Guyana
University of Texas Library
Travel Info for Guyana
in Washington D.C.
Guyanese Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger