Capital | Georgetown
Population | 744,768 (July 2011 est.)
Area | 214,970 SQ KM
Official Language | English
Holidays | Republic Day, 23 February (1970)
Currency | Dollar (GYD)
Time Zone | UTC -4
Best Time to Visit | At the end of either rainy season: late January or late August
Connecting with the Culture | Reveling in the spray of South America’s most majestic waterfalls, Kaieteur Falls. Visiting Iwokrama, rainforest conservation and development centre. Trucking on an unforgettable overland crossing from Georgetown to Lethem. Taking a wildlife-viewing excursion to a local ranch in the Rupununi Savanna, a vast area of grassland, termite mounds and forested hills. Exploring the gold and diamond fields near Bartica.
Read | the country’s best known work of literature, ER Braithwaite’s To Sir With Love; or Ninety-Two Days which Evelyn Waugh wheezed his way through Guyana’s rugged interior to write.
Listen | to Eddy Grant, who had a hit with ‘Electric Avenue’ in the early eighties.
Watch | The