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What you didn’t know about Guyana

Updated on August 13, 2016

About Guyana

Guyana, South America where wildlife lovers, trekkers and adventurers can find their soul satisfying journey by connecting with nature in its most natural forms. Rivers, waterfalls, mountains, beaches, rain forests, encountering rare species of birds, insects and animals are just a few delightful explorations that one can partake of on this third smallest country on the mainland of South America. The tourist attractions and places of interest of Guyana are widely popular and exploring Guyana is bound to leave people awestruck with memories that will last a lifetime. So here are a few things you didn’t know about Guyana:


  1. Area: 214,970km²

  2. Capital and Largest City: Georgetown

  3. Currency: Guyanese Dollar

  4. National Language: Guyanese Creole

  5. Official Language: English

  6. Motto: “One People, One Nation, One Destiny”

  7. Guyana – the word originates from an Amerindian word which translates to “Land of Many Waters”.

  8. Guyana’s borders: To the North – Atlantic Ocean, to the South – Brazil, to the East – Suriname and to the West – Venezuela.

  9. The official name of Guyana is the “Co-operative Republic of Guyana”.

  10. It is the only English-speaking country in South America.

  11. The major languages of Guyana are English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Hindi and Urdu.

  12. The national flower of Guyana is the Victoria Amazonica

  13. The national bird of Guyana is the Hoatzin, locally known as Canje Pheasant.

  14. The highest point in Guyana is Mount Roraima at 2,835 meters.

  15. The longest river in Guyana is the Essequibo River, which is 1,010 kilometres long

  16. Home to the largest spider species on earth, the Goliath Bird-Eating Spider.

  17. Giant otter and harpy eagle are two of the rarest species can be found in Guyana.

  18. Around 70% of the total area is covered by the rain forests.

  19. Cricket, beach cricket and football are three major sports in Guyana.

  20. George’s Anglican Cathedral (situated in Georgetown) is the most prominent architectural landmark and is among the tallest wooden churches on the planet with a height of 142 ft.

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