Guyana FlagGuyana

One People, One Nation, One Destiny

 

General


Population: 735,554 (2014), 739,903 (2013)
Land Area: 214,970 sq km
Natural Resources: Bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish
Capital: Georgetown
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Donald Ramotar (December 3rd 2011)
Head of Government: Sam Hinds (October 1992)
Languages: English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani, Urdu
Currency: Guyanese Dollar (GYD)
Major Religions: Christian 50%, Hindu 35%, Muslim 10%, Other 5%
Major Ethnicities: East Indian 43.5%, African 30.2%, Mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.2%, Other 0.4%
Life Expectancy: 67.81 years (2014), 67.68 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 3.02 billion (2013), 2.788 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 6.593 billion (2013), 6.256 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 8,500 (2013), 8,100 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.3% (2013), 3.3% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 20.7%, Industry 38.5%, Services 40.8% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, rice, shrimp, fish, vegetables oils; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products
Human Development Index: 0.638 (121st)(2014), 0.636 (118th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 30 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 11% (2007)

MilitaryGuyana Map


Army Size: 1 100 (2004)
Budget: 1.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Guyana is located in South America. Guyana is bordered by Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela. Guyana's economy is mostly based on economy. Guyana lacks infrastructure and has a skilled-labour supply problem. Guyana is forecasting positive GDP growth throughout the global economic downturn.

(2014) Guyana's economy continues to grow at a high rate despite the slowing economies of its neighbours.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Guyana
Wikipedia: Guyana
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/GUY.html

Updated on: September 12th, 2014