This dataset contains places from Guyana, such as cities, villages, and natural places. Source: Geonames.
Although the spellings are very different, Guyana is often confused by people with Guiana. Guyana is a country located on the northern mainland of South America, and it is officially known as the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. It is not a landlocked country as it shares its borders with some countries and the ocean, making it have a great geographical location.
A geographical overview of Guyana
Taking a look at the geography of Guyana, you will see that it shares its borders with the Atlantic Ocean in the North. There is Brazil on the southwest and south, and On the Eastern border, there is Suriname.
Lastly, there is Venezuela on the west of Guyana. It covers 215000 square kilometers of area, and it is the third smallest Sovereign stage according to the area covered in mainland South America. It comes third to Uruguay and Suriname. Similarly, it is the second least populous state here, with Suriname being on top of the list of least populated countries.
Economy of Guyana
Although it is a small country in South America, the scope of economic activities here is pretty wide. The following things are considered as the main economic activities in Guyana:
The discovery of Crude Oil in 2019 has made a huge impact on the betterment of the Economy. It also made a difference and GDP in Guyana.
Demographics of Guyana
Guyana has a population of 744000, where almost 90% live on the narrow coastal strip. This strip comes in width varying from 16 to 64 km. It means that almost 90% of the population only covers 10% of the total land in the country.
The main language here is English, as it is the official language of Guyana, and it is used for most things, including education, media, government, and other professional services. Apart from English, there are several other languages spoken here as well.
In the earlier times, the education sector here in Guyana was not that good. The schooling here was not of that high quality, and the rich people sent their kids to England and other countries for better education. In 1876 primary education was made compulsory, and it kept on getting better and better. By 1990 the literacy rate was one of the highest in the whole Caribbean.
A cultural overview of Guyana
The culture here is not very unique or different as it is very similar to the English-speaking Caribbean culture. The reason for this is the historical relationship between the region and the British Empire. So, the following things are usually similar to that of the whole region:
The most popular sport in Guyana is Cricket. That is the reason Guyana is part of the West Indies cricket team for international cricket purposes. Moreover, sports like Football, Basketball, and Volleyball are very popular here.