Guyana

Guyana

Capital - Georgetown
Population - 770,000
Area - 214,970 km²
Density - 3.58 inhabitants per km²
Currency - GYD
Official language – English
Guyana is situated on the northeast coast of Latin America, along the Atlantic Ocean. It shares borders with Suriname to the east, Venezuela to the northwest and Brazil to the south and southwest. Guyana is an unspoiled beauty, a unique cultural heritage and natural attractions. Guyana boasts a vast open spaces, savannahs, virgin rainforests, mountains, huge rivers and waterfalls, the most famous of which is the majestic Kaieteur Falls, known to be the highest single drop waterfall in the world and five times taller than Niagara Falls. Guyana also boasts abundant wildlife, numerous species of flora, a variety of fauna and spectacular birdlife. These sites are accessible by land, air and river and are served by high-quality eco-resorts in the interior. The capital, Georgetown, is well known for its picturesque, tree-lined avenues, bustling markets, and wooden buildings, including the renowned St. George's Cathedral, reportedly the world's tallest wooden building.