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Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Motto: "One People, One Nation, One Destiny"
Anthem: "Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains"
Location of Guyana (green) in South America (grey)
Location of Guyana (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)[1]
Religion
(2012)[1]
Demonym(s)Guyanese
GovernmentUnitary assembly-independent republic[2]
• President
Irfaan Ali
Mark Phillips
Bharrat Jagdeo
Manzoor Nadir
Roxane George-Wiltshire (acting)
LegislatureNational Assembly
Establishment
1667–1814
1814–1966
26 May 1966
• Republic
23 February 1970
• Joined CARICOM at the Treaty of Chaguaramas
1 August 1973
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)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $30.287 billion[5] (142nd)
• Per capita
Increase $38,258[5] (49th)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $13.543 billion[5] (142rd)
• Per capita
Increase $17,108[5] (59th)
Gini (2007)Positive decrease 44.6[6]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.682[7]
medium · 122nd
CurrencyGuyanese dollar (GYD)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
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. Guyana means "Land of Many Waters". 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, and is the second-least populous sovereign state in South America after Suriname; it is also one of the least densely populated countries on Earth. It has a wide variety of natural habitats and very high biodiversity.