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Guyana

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Guyana - Population: 702,100 Guyana - Total Area 214,970 sq km
- 0-14 years 27.00 % - Land 196,850 sq km
- 15-64 years 67.90 % - Water 18,120 sq km
- 65+ 5.10 % - Coastline 459km
Guyana (pronounced [gaɪ'a.na], occasionally Anglicized as [gaɪ'æ.nə]) is located on the northern coast of South America, just north of the Equator. Guyana is bordered to the east by Suriname, to the south and southwest by Brazil and to the west by Venezuela. It is the third smallest country in South America and approximately the size of Great Britain. Guyana is the only South American country whose official language is English, and is one of only two remaining countries in the mainland Americas to drive on the left. The official name of Guyana is the Republic of Guyana. Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning Land of Many Waters. The country can be characterized by its vast rain forests dissected by numerous rivers, creeks and waterfalls, notably Kaieteur Falls on the Potaro River. At 741 feet (225.9 meters) high, Kaieteur Falls is the highest single drop waterfalls in the world. Guyana's tepuis are famous for being the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel The Lost World. The country enjoys a friendly, multicultural society, high floral and faunal biodiversity, prize-winning rum, British Colonial architecture and Demerara sugar. Though physically part of South America, culturally Guyana is Caribbean rather than Latin American and it is considered part of the West Indies. Other languages of Guyana include Creolese, Hindi, Wai-Wai, Arawak and Macushi. Guyana is currently in a border dispute with Suriname, which claims the land east of the Corentyne River in southeastern Guyana. Venezuela claims the land west of the Essequibo River as part of Guayana Esequibo.
Guyana Border length
Brazil 1,119 km
Suriname 600 km
Venezuela 743 km
Map of Guyana
map of Guyana
Capital city: Georgetown

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