Capital: Georgetown; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : 3.3%;
Key Facts

Full name: Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Population: 756,000 (UN, 2011)
Area: 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles)
Major languages: English, indigenous languages, Creole, Hindi, Urdu
Major religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam
Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 73 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Guyanese dollar (G$) = 100 cents
Main exports: Bauxite and alumina, sugar, gold, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, timber
GNI per capita: US$2,900 (World Bank, 2011)
Internet domain: .gy
International dialling code: +592

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