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Guyana FlagGuyana

One People, One Nation, One Destiny



Population: 744,768 (2011)
Land Area: 214,970 sq km
Natural Resources: Bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish
Capital: Georgetown
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Bharrat Jagdeo (1999)
Head of Government: Sam Hinds (1992)
Languages: English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani, Urdu
Currency: Guyanese Dollar (GYD)
Major Religions: Christian 50%, Hindu 35%, Muslim 10%, Other 5%
Major Ethnicities: East Indian 43.5%, African 30.2%, Mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.2%, Other 0.4%
Life Expectancy: 67.08 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 2.197 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 5.069 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 6,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 24.3%, Industry 24.7%, Services 51% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, rice, shrimp, fish, vegetables oils; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products
Human Development Index: 0.633 (117th)
Tourism Revenue: 30 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 11% (2007)

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Army Size: 1 100 (2004)
Budget: 1.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Guyana is located in South America. Guyana is bordered by Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela. Guyana's economy is mostly based on economy. Guyana lacks infrastructure and has a skilled-labour supply problem. Guyana is forecasting GDP growth throughout the global economic downturn.

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Updated on: December 19, 2011