Travel Information for Guyana
Time zone:GMT -4 (Guyana standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:English
Other languages:Amerindian dialects, Caribbean Hindustani, Creole, Urdu
Currency: Guyanese dollars (GYD)

1 = GY$0.00, $1 = GY$216, £1 = GY$287

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.gyInternational Dialling Code:    592

For help planning your trip to Guyana including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Guyana trip planning page.

Further information on Guyana

Discover more about Guyana - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of guyana

Total area: 214,970 sq km (18,120 sq km under water)

Coastline: 459 km (Atlantic Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): Brazil (1,606km), Suriname (600km), Venezuela (743km)

Climate: Tropical climate, hot and humid all year round with two rainy seasons - May to August and November to January.

Highest mountain: Mount Roraima (2,835m) - Climb this mountain!

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Guyana from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexHybrid regime 78/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 123/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 61/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsMedium corruption 124/174
Overall Ranking:    112/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Cooperative Republic of Guyana     Status: Independent Country

Population: 735,554 (rank: 160/196)     Density: 3.4 people/sq km (rank: 190/196)

Ethnic groups: East Indian 43.5%, black (African) 30.2%, mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.1%, other 0.5% (2002 census)

Religions: 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% (2002 census)

GDP (PPP): $6.59 billion       GDP per capita: $8,500 (rank: 104/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.