flag Guyana Guyana: Introduction

Capital: Georgetown


Total Population: 808,726
Natural Increase: 0.5%
Density: 4 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 27.0%
Ethnic Origins: The population of Guyana is made up of East Indians (or Indo-Guyanese) nearly 40%, Afro-Guyanese 30%, mestizos 20% and Amerindians 10% of the total population. (Bureau of Statistics)
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urdu
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian 50%, Hindu 35%, Muslim 10%, Others 5%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Georgetown

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Guyana Dollar (GYD)

Country Overview

Area: 214,970 km²
Type of State: Cooperative Republic. Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
The economy is based essentially on agriculture and the mining sector.
HDI*: 0.636/1
HDI (World Rank): 124/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Guyana, dial 001
To call Guyana, dial +592
Internet Suffix: .gy
Telephone Lines: 20.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 34.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 79.47% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 4,0402,2504,3763,6406,478
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,5672,5904,35611,29913,059
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,4151,8012,9103,8630
Exports of Services (million USD) 2382092852370

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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