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According to watchtutorials, Guyana is a small country located in the northern part of South America. It has a population of approximately 782,000 people, making it one of the smallest countries in the region. The majority of the population is made up of people from East Indian descent, who make up around 43% of the population. African descendants make up 30%, Amerindian 9%, and mixed heritage 18%. The official language is English, although there are many other languages spoken in Guyana such as Hindi and Urdu. The majority of Guyana’s population is concentrated in its capital city, Georgetown. This city is home to over half a million people and includes some of the most diverse neighborhoods in South America. The rest of Guyana’s population is spread throughout its various regions including Essequibo Coast-Demerara, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Mahaica-Berbice and Barima-Waini. Each region has its own unique culture and history that contribute to Guyana’s overall culture and identity. Additionally, many religious faiths are practiced throughout Guyana including Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The life expectancy for men in Guyana is 69 years while women can expect to live up to 72 years on average. Education levels have improved greatly over recent years with primary school enrollment rising from 63% in 2000 to 94% by 2012. Literacy rates have also improved significantly during this time period from 68% to 92%. This improvement can be attributed largely to investments made by the government into education programs as well as improvements made in infrastructure such as roads which allow for better access to schools for children living outside urban areas. See itypetravel for Guyana Population and Language.

Guyana Political System, Famous People, Animals and Plants

Guyana: Political System According to DISEASESLEARNING.COM, Guyana is a presidential republic. See AbbreviationFinder for more information about Guyana politics, and acronyms as well. At the head of the state is a president who is indirectly elected every 5 years by the strongest political party in parliament. He can be re-elected as often as desired, and… Read More »

How to get to Guyana

Overview Guyana’s attractions range from houses built on stilts in the 19th-century capital, Georgetown, to the awe-inspiring Kaieteur Falls on the Potaro River – waterfalls five times the height of North America’s Niagara Falls. Guyana’s mix of jungle, beaches, savannah and rivers attracts adventure tourists who come to camp, hike, fish and if they are… Read More »