|Time zone:||GMT -4 (Guyana standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Other languages:||Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani, Urdu|
Guyanese dollars (GYD)|
€1 = GY$0.00, $1 = GY$216, £1 = GY$287
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.gy||International Dialling Code: 592|
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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
Total area: 214,970 sq km (18,120 sq km under water)
Coastline: 459 km (Atlantic Ocean)
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 World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Hybrid regime||78/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||123/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||61/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||124/174|
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)