Guyana BASIC INFOMATION
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|UTC/GMT -4 HOURS|
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|4°51'58"N / 58°55'57"W|
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Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi)
TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN
TYPE D OLD BRITISH PLUG
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN
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Guyana covers an area of more than 214,000 square kilometers, of which the forest area accounts for more than 85%. It is located in the northeast of South America, bordering Venezuela in the northwest, Brazil in the south, Suriname in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the northeast. There are rivers crisscrossing the territory, lakes and marshes are widespread, and there are many waterfalls and rapids, including the famous Kaietul Waterfall. The northeastern part of Guyana is a coastal low plain, the middle part is hilly, the south and the west are the Guyana plateau, and Mount Roraima on the western border is 2,810 meters above sea level. It is the highest peak in the country and most of it has a tropical rainforest climate. The southwest has a tropical steppe climate. |
Guyana, the full name of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, is located in the northeast of South America. It borders Venezuela to the northwest, Brazil to the south, Suriname to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast. Guyana has a tropical rain forest climate with high temperature and rain, and most of its population is concentrated in the coastal plain.
Indians have settled here since the 9th century. Since the end of the 15th century, the West, the Netherlands, France, Britain and other countries have repeatedly competed here. The Dutch occupied Guyana in the 17th century. It became a British colony in 1814. It officially became a British colony in 1831 and named it British Guiana. Britain was forced to announce the abolition of slavery in 1834. Acquired the status of internal autonomy in 1953. In 1961, Britain agreed to establish an autonomous government. It became an independent country within the Commonwealth on May 26, 1966, and was renamed "Guyana". The Cooperative Republic of Guyana was established on February 23, 1970, becoming the first republic in the Caribbean of the British Commonwealth.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 5:3. The yellow triangle arrow with a white side divides two equal and corresponding green triangles on the flag surface, and a red equilateral triangle with a black side is set in the triangle arrow. Green represents the country's agricultural and forestry resources, white symbolizes rivers and water resources, yellow represents minerals and wealth, black symbolizes the people's courage and perseverance, and red symbolizes the people's enthusiasm and strength to build the motherland. The triangular arrow symbolizes the country's progress.
Guyana has a population of 780,000 (2006). The descendants of Indians accounted for 48%, blacks accounted for 33%, mixed races, Indians, Chinese, whites, etc. accounted for 18%. English is the official language. The residents mainly believe in Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.
Guyana has mineral resources such as bauxite, gold, diamonds, manganese, copper, tungsten, nickel, and uranium. It is also rich in forest resources and water resources. Agriculture and mining are the foundation of Guyana’s economy. Agricultural products include sugarcane, rice, coconut, coffee, cocoa, citrus, pineapple, and corn. Sugarcane is mainly used for export. In the southwest, there is an animal husbandry that mainly raises cattle, and coastal fisheries are developed, and aquatic products such as shrimp, fish, and turtles are abundant. Forest area accounts for 86% of the country's land area and ranks among the best in the world, but forestry is underdeveloped. The agricultural output value accounts for about 30% of the GDP, and the agricultural population accounts for about 70% of the total population. Guyana’s industry is dominated by mining, with bauxite mining ranking fourth in Western countries, in addition to diamonds, manganese, and gold. The manufacturing industry includes sugar, wine, tobacco, wood processing and other departments. After the 1970s, flour processing, aquatic canning processing and electronic assembly departments appeared. Guyana's sugar cane wine is world-renowned. Guyana’s per capita GDP is US$330, making it a low-income country.