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Guyana

Guyana
  • Capital

    Capital

    Georgetown

  • Local time

    Local time

    8:14

  • Population

    Population

    748 486

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +592

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ GYD (dollar)

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Guyana

Guyana
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Georgetown

  • Local time

    Local time

    8:14

  • Population

    Population

    748 486

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +592

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ GYD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 209

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.15 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 387mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    214 970 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    9%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    84%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    8%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    247 780

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    East Indian - 50 %
    black - 36 %
    Amerindian - 7 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Christian - 50 %
    Hindu - 35 %
    Islam - 10 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    85.6%

  • Languages

    Languages

    English
    Amerindian dialects
    Creole

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    3 400

  • Murders

    Murders

    19 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    8.6 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    11.2%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    41%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    93 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    1.6%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    sugarcane, rice, edible oils, beef, pork, poultry, shrimp, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    24%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    2 010kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    126 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    17

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What not to do when visiting Guyana

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands and maintain direct eye contact when greeting (men). Slight touches on the arm or elbow are acceptable (same sex).

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Business & Communication

Don’t expect Guyanese to be indirect communicators - they are known to be very direct and to the point. Honest is appreciated and expected.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised by a fair amount of touching during conversations - it’s common, but only between the same sexes.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Guyana is the only country in South America that hasn’t had a military coup and is also home to the most Hindus out of any South American country.

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Business & Communication

Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't show the affection of same-sex relations - it’s criminalised.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be an easy target for pickpockets and petty crimes in touristic places - watch your valuables and never leave anything unattended. Keep a low profile and don’t show or wear expensive things.

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Business & Communication

Don’t drink tap water - use bottled one instead.

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Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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