flag Guyana Guyana: Introduction

Capital: Georgetown


Total Population: 786,559
Natural Increase: 0.5%
Density: 4 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 26.8%
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 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,4471,6442,4104,0402,073
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,4411,4371,3771,5672,587
Imports of Services (million USD) n/a4811,0271,4111,234
Exports of Services (million USD) n/a133157225251

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data


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