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General Facts

Area: 214,970 km2 (83,000 sq miles)

Capital City: Georgetown

Population: 773,303 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: English

Boarding Countries: Venezuela, Suriname

Coastline: 459 km (285 miles)

Currency: Guyanese Dollar (GYD)

Government: Constitutional Socialist Republic


The climate is subtropical and rainy. The average temperature at Georgetown is 27°c (81°f); there is little seasonal variation in temperature or in humidity, which averages 80–85%. Rainfall averages 229 cm (90 in) a year along the coast, falling in two wet seasons (May to July and November to January) and 165 cm (65 in) in the southwest, where there is a single wet season, extending from April through August.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Georgetown (235,017)

2. Linden (44,690)

3. New Amsterdam (35,039)

4. Anna Regina (12,448)

5. Bartica (11,157)

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