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Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Motto: "One People, One Nation, One Destiny"
Location of Guyana (dark green) in South America (grey)
Location of Guyana (dark green)

in South America (grey)

Capital
and largest city
Georgetown
6°46′N 58°10′W / 6.767°N 58.167°W / 6.767; -58.167
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised regional languages
Vernacular languageGuyanese Creole
Other languages
Ethnic groups
(2012)
Religion
Demonym(s)Guyanese
GovernmentUnitary presidential constitutional republic[2]
• President
Irfaan Ali
Mark Phillips
Manzoor Nadir
Roxane George-Wiltshire (acting)
• Opposition Leader
Joseph Harmon
LegislatureNational Assembly
Formation
1667–1814
1814–1966
• Independence from the United Kingdom becoming Guyana
26 May 1966
• Republic
23 February 1970
6 October 1980
Area
• Total
214,970 km2 (83,000 sq mi) (83rd)
• Water (%)
8.4
Population
• 2019 estimate
743,700[3] (164th)
• 2012 census
747,884[4]
• Density
3.502/km2 (9.1/sq mi) (232nd)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $13.661 billion[5] (144th)
• Per capita
Increase $17,359[5] (72nd)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $6.806 billion[5] (148th)
• Per capita
Increase $8,649[5] (68th)
HDI (2019)Increase 0.682[6]
medium · 122nd
CurrencyGuyanese dollar (GYD)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Mains electricity220 V–50 Hz
110 V–60 Hz
Driving sideleft
Calling code+592
ISO 3166 codeGY
Internet TLD.gy

Guyana

Guyana, officially the Co‑operative Republic of Guyana, is a country on the northern mainland of South America and the capital city is Georgetown. Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Venezuela to the west, and Suriname to the east. With 215,000 square kilometres (83,000 sq mi), Guyana is the third-smallest sovereign state by area in mainland South America after Uruguay and Suriname; it is also the second-least populous sovereign state in South America after Suriname.