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Guyana Flag The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a country on the northern coast of South America. It shares land borders with Brazil, French Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela, as well as having a coast on the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of the country was estimated to be 772,298, and most of the population lived in a narrow strip along the coast (the capital, Georgetown falls within this strip). According to the 2002 census, the capital and largest city of the country, Georgetown, which has been nicknamed the "Garden City of the Caribbean", had a population of 239,227.

The economy of Guyana is principally based around agriculture, especially the production of rice and Demerara sugar, timber, shrimp fixing, and mining of bauxite and gold. The largest employer is the sugar industry, which also accounts for more than a quarter of all export earnings.

Guyana Country Details


Country Name Guyana
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Guyana Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Georgetown


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Guyana (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Kirk Smock

Bradt Travel Guides
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Jungle-clad and teeming with exotic wildlife, Guyana is a South American secret begging to be told. With its unique geography of coastal waters, mangroves, marshes, savannas, mountains, and tropical rainforests, it's an ideal match for adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts. Explore the interior's waterways from a dugout canoe, swim alongside a black caiman―the world's largest alligator, take in Amerindian culture at Surama, or spot one of Guyana's 800-plus birds. Fully updated, Bradt's second edition of Guyana provides all the practical and background information necessary to get the most from your trip―whatever your budget or time constraint.

Guyana, Guyane & Suriname (Footprint Handbooks)
By Ben Box

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Guyana, Guyane & Suriname (Footprint Handbooks)
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Three Caribbean states sitting on the edge of South America, the Guianas are an intriguing combination of Calypso and palm trees, Dutch place names, Hindu temples, French cafés, and Amerindian rainforest villages. Whether you're exploring the canopy walkway in the Iwokrama jungle, spotting rare birds at the incredible Kaieteur Falls, enjoying a croissant in Cayenne or admiring the wooden colonial buildings of Paramaribo, Footprint's Guyana, Guyane & Suriname Handbook covers all the top sights in this undiscovered region, plus tips for when you're off the beaten track.

Practicalities section with essential advice on getting there and around.
Highlights map & inspirational colour section, so you know what not to miss.
Comprehensive listings including where to eat, sleep and relax - whatever your budget.
Detailed street maps for Georgetown, Paramaribo and Cayenne.
Slim enough to fit in your pocket

Filled with inspiration and information, this concise Footprint Handbook will help you get the most out of the Guianas without weighing you down.

Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Sandra Bao, Gregor Clark, Brian Kluepfel & Carolyn McCarthy

Lonely Planet
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  • Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring
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#1 best-selling guide to South America *

Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Drift between river towns in the Amazon, shake it in Rio de Janeiro or hustle for traditional crafts in Ecuador all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, lifestyle, arts, religion, outdoor activities, cuisine, sports, environment, politics
  • Over 170 maps
  • Covers Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet Argentina, Brazil or Chile & Easter Island, our most comprehensive guides that cover South America's top sights and offbeat experiences.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Brian Kluepfel, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith, Phillip Tang, Lucas Vidgen

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to South America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.

Guyana (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Kirk Smock

Bradt Travel Guides
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This new third edition of Bradt's Guyana remains the only guidebook available to this South American gem, a jungle-clad country teeming with exotic wildlife. Thoroughly researched, easy to use and interesting to read, Bradt's Guyana is written and updated by writers who have lived in and promoted Guyana for many years and is an ideal companion for all travellers, from wildlife watchers to fishermen, anthropologists to conservationists and ‘voluntourists'.
Guyana is a destination on the rise, described – justifiably – by the tourist board as ‘South America Undiscovered'. This new edition of Bradt's Guyana has been updated to include all the latest developments, ranging from how to see harpy eagles at Warapoka to new culinary experiences, local tour operators, 4x4 self-drive and new hotels.
Truly off the beaten track, Guyana is one of the most fascinating and least-known countries in the Americas. It is also the only English-speaking country in South America. The jewel in its crown is the mouth-droppingly beautiful Kaieteur Falls, which is nearly five times the height of Niagara and the world's tallest single-drop waterfall.
Culturally Caribbean, its capital Georgetown is a curious melting-pot of quaint Dutch and British colonial architecture, steel drums, boisterous nightlife, rum shops with world-class rum, cricket and tropical sea breezes. It is also the gateway to the lush interior which is full to the brim with fascinating flora and fauna including monkeys, black caiman, harpy eagles, giant anteaters, otters and the mighty jaguar. With Bradt's Guyana, discover all of this, plus where to stay in community lodges and see the rainforest through the eyes of Amerindian guides, where to watch turtles nesting on the beach, how to explore the moody Essequibo river (the largest between the Orinoco and the Amazon), and how to visit the million-acre rainforest reserve of Iwokrama for the ultimate authentic wildlife experience.
This third edition of Bradt's Guyana is the key book to plan an expedition into its densely forested lush interior, often accessible only by boat or small aircraft, before taking some ‘time to lime' in a hammock in one of its tropical waterfront resorts.

City Maps Georgetown Guyana
By James McFee

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (24 pages)

City Maps Georgetown Guyana
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City Maps Georgetown Guyana is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Georgetown adventure :)
Guyana
Hansib Publishing (Caribbean) Ltd
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Guyana
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Guyana Guide
Guyana in Depth: A Peace Corps Publication
By Peace Corps

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Guyana in Depth: A Peace Corps Publication
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  • Guyana in Depth A Peace Corps Publication
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Guyana was named by its first people, the Amerindians semi-nomadic tribes who lived by hunting and fishing. To them, this was a rich land with plenty of water for farming and fishing. They called it Guiana, meaning land of many waters. Sir Walter Raleigh was the first European to explore the wild coast of Guyana. The country itself changed hands several times between the French, Dutch, and British before the British finally held it until independence in 1966. The early European colonists were planters. At first they relied on Amerindians for their labor force, but over time they replaced them with African slaves, who also worked to construct the coastal drainage system and the city of Georgetown. Following a period of slave uprisings and a campaign to end the slave-labor system, slavery was abolished in 1834. With the end of slavery, indenturing became the new mode of accessing labor. Workers were brought in from the island of Madeira (Portugal) and from China and India (whose people are known in Guyana as East Indians) to work on the estates. By the early 1900s, a slow transfer of power was underway from the colonial administration to the Afro Guyanese and Indo Guyanese political groups. Limited self-government was granted in the 1950s, but political conflict and occasional violence between these groups delayed independence. By 1964, though, support began to grow for independence, which was achieved on May 26, 1966. Guyana joined the United Nations later that year, and the country became a charter member of the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) in 1968. On February 23, 1970, Guyana was proclaimed a republic. Guyana is a member of the British Commonwealth and of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). CARICOM‘s headquarters is in Georgetown.
Guyana/Suriname & French Guiana 1:850 000 (International Travel Maps)
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Brand: ITMB Publishing Ltd.
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Guyana/Suriname & French Guiana 1:850 000 (International Travel Maps)
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3rd edition. 2 sides map. Inclued Cayenne, georgetown, Iles du Salut, Kourou, and Paramaribo Inset. Printed in Canada

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