Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Tour Guide: Savannah Carmichael

Physical Geography

  • Area of Country: 83,000 sq. miles
  • Courantyne River
  • Great Falls
  • Climate: mostly humid tropical, some tropical savanna (hot and rainy most of the time)

Environment and human Impact

Plants: trees, vines, flowers, strangler figs, grass, bushes

Animals: shrimp, fish, toucan, jaguar, ocelot, kinkajou, golden-handed tamarin, many more

Natural Disasters: flash flood threat during rainy seasons (December-February, April-August)

Human Impact:

  • water pollution caused by sewage and agricultural and industrial chemicals
  • deforestation

Natural Resources

  • Diamonds
  • Shrimp
  • Bauxite (mineral)
  • Many more

Human Geography

Official Language: English

Religion: Protestant and Hinduism

Ethnic Groups: East Indians, Africans, mixed, and Amerindians (American Indians)

Clothing: business clothing, shirt and tie for men

Holidays: Christmas, Easter, Diwali, Mashramani, Independence Day

  • Mashramani is a festival of bright colors and creative costumes. It is celebrated on their Independence Day (May 26th). See picture at right for a costume.

Population and Population Density

Population: 739,903 people

Population Density: about 9 nine people per sq. mile

GDP Information

GDP: $6,593,000,000 ($6.593 billion)

GDP per Capita: $8500

Imports and Exports

Imports: manufactures, machinery, petroleum, and food

Exports: sugar, gold, bauxite, alumina, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, timber

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