Guyana
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Official Name:

Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Political system:

Parliamentary democracy with executive authority vested in the President

Head of State and Government:

His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali

Area:

214,970 sq. Km (83,000 sq miles)

Population:

751, 223 (2002 census)

Principal religions:

Christianity, Hinduism, Islam

Official language:

English

Adult literacy:

98%

Time zone:

GMT (-) 4 hrs

Climatic condition:

Tropical hot, humid, moderated by northeast trade winds, Two rainy seasons: May to mid-July and mid-November to mid-January.

Currency:

Guyanese dollar (G$)

Current exchange rate:

US$ 1 = GS 210

Main cities/towns:

Georgetown (capital), Linden, New Amsterdam

National Flag:

The Golden Arrowhead: Green background with red isosceles triangle on left side superimposed on a long yellow arrowhead with white border.

National Anthem:

Dear Land of Guyana of rivers and plains.
Made rich by the sunshine, and lush by the rains,
Set gem-
Your children salute you, dear land of the free.

Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore.
Both Bondsmen and free, laid their bones on your shore;
This soil so they hallowed, and from them are we,
All sons of one mother, Guyana the free.

Great land of Guyana, diverse though our strains,
We are born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains,
And ours is the glory, their eyes did not see –
One land of six peoples, united and free.

Dear land of Guyana, to you will we give.
Our homage, our service, each day that we live;
God guard you, great Mother, and make us to be.
More worthy our heritage – land of the free.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (2020):

US$ 4.904 million

Per Capita GDP (2020):

US$ 6,855

GDP Growth Rate (2020)

Non-Oil

43.5%

-7.3%

Major sectors of economy:

Agriculture: Rice, Sugar, Fishery & Forestry
Mining: Bauxite, Gold, Diamond
Services: Telecommunications, Transportation & Tourism

Imports (2020):

Value: US$ 2,392,803.6 million (2020)

Exports (2020):

Value:US$ 2,587.423 million (2020)
Major items: Sugar, Rice, Bauxite, Diamond, Gold, Timber, Prawns & Shrimps.
Services: Telecommunications, Transportation & Tourism

Inward remittances from overseas Guyanese (2020):

US$ 361,234,057

Guyana – Investment

Guyana offers potential investors a broad spectrum of investment choices, ranging from more traditional industries to non-traditional export sectors including mining and wood processing. While acquaculture, agro-processing, fresh fruits and vegetables, value added forest products, renewal sources of energy fall under the latter category. Investment potential exists in services sectors too.  For more details visit http://www.goinvest.gov.gy. 

Guyana – Banking

Bank of Guyana, the Central Bank, was established as an autonomous institution under the Bank of Guyana Ordnance of October 1966. Commercial banks, all in the private sector and numbering 7 at present, offer services ranging from savings/deposit accounts to loans and advances. In addition, eight licensed non-



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