Guyana Area Code

+592 is the dialing code for Guyana.

Guyana is located on the Atlantic Ocean in northern South America and was until 1966 a British colony. The population is dominated by two ethnic groups originating from India and West Africa respectively. Contradictions between them characterize both politics and social life. Poverty is greater than in many other countries in the region, but newfound oil provides hope for the economy.

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Geography and climate

Guyana Area Code

The Republic of Guyana in northern South America corresponds to just under half of Sweden. Most residents live on the fertile and up to half a mile wide Atlantic coastal plain. Most of the country is covered by rainforest with a rich wildlife. The climate is tropical.

The term Guyana, formerly Guayana, is sometimes used for a larger area along the north coast of South America which, in addition to the Republic of Guyana, also includes Surinam (formerly Dutch Guiana), French Guiana and neighboring parts of Venezuela and Brazil. The original word guiana, “the land of many waters,” refers to the rivers in the area.

On the coast there is a system of banks and canals to protect the sea. South of the coastal plain rises inland. To the east there are hilly areas of sand and clay, to the west and south a highland of sandstone and slate. At its peak, the Pacaraima Mountains reach the west. Where Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil meet, the Roraima mountain massif is located with Guyana’s highest point at 2,772 meters above sea level (the highest peak in Venezuela). The area is known for its waterfalls and the 226 meter high Kaieteurfall is one of the highest in the world.

Four-fifths of Guyana is covered by rainforest, which is essentially roadless land. During the dry season, off-road vehicles can reach Lethem at the border with Brazil, where since 2009 there is a bridge over the Takutu border river. There is no land connection to Venezuela.

Country Facts

Geography

Cultivated land 8.4 %
Land area 214969 km 2

Population and health

Population development 0.02 ‰
Urban population (Urbanization) 28.6 %
Death rate 7.32 per 1000 residents
Life expectancy: Women 71.24 years
Life expectancy: Men 65.1 years
Birth rate 15.59 births per 1000 residents
HDI index 0.636
Population 735222
Infant mortality 32.56 deaths / 1000 births

Population Graph Source: Countryaah.com

Energy

Electricity, production 800 million kWh
Energy consumption per inhabitant 670.6 kg. oil per resident
Natural gas, production million cubic meters
Crude oil, production million tons

Infrastructure

Internet users 36.7 per 100 residents
Mobile subscriptions 77 per 100 residents
Passenger cars 95 per 1000 residents

Business and economics

Unemployment 11.1% of the workforce
GDP 7500 per resident
Primary occupations %
Secondary profession %
Tertiary professions %

In the rainforest there are monkeys, jaguars and other cats, slugs, parrots and hummingbirds, frogs and insects. In the rivers you can encounter pirayas as well as the world’s largest snake, the anaconda. Beside the rainforest there are savannas, such as the large Rupununi lake in the southwest, which reaches the border with Brazil.

It is warm in Guyana all year round, with ample rainfall. On the coast, two rainy seasons are distinguished: April – August and December – January, while inland it rains most from May to September.

FACTS – GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE

Surface

214 969 km2 (2018)

Time

Swedish –4 hours

Adjacent country (s)

Venezuela, Brazil, Suriname

Capital with number of residents

Georgetown 118,000 (Sources: Allcitypopulation.com)

Other major cities

Linden, New Amsterdam

Average Precipitation / year

2,300 mm (coast), 1 800 mm (southern inland)

Average / day

Georgetown 26 °C (Jan), 28 °C (Sept)

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