Guyana is a sovereign state on the mainland of South America directly north of Brazil. However, it is considered to be part of the Caribbean region. There is an estimated population of around 735,000 residents as of 2014. With its relatively large area, Guyana is the 7th most sparsely populated country in the world.
Guyana is the only South American country whose official language is English. Nine regional languages are recognized in the country, too, and many are used extensively in both the cities and countryside.
- There are over 116 miles of railway in Guyana. Every bit of track is dedicated to the transportation of ore.
- Guyana’s education system is often thought to be one of the best in the Caribbean. Despite this, the country still strives to increase its educational techniques to provide the best possible for every student.
- Cricket is a critical sport in Guyana. In fact, Guyana hosted matches as part of 2007’s Cricket World Cup.
- Guyana’s Omai gold mine ranks among the largest South American open-pit gold mines.
- The Kaieteur Falls of Guyana are 741 feet high, which is around four times as high as Niagara Falls.
- Guyana is the largest of three territories (sometimes referred to collectively as the Guianas) that share an area of the northeastern coast of South America.
- “Land of waters” describes Guyana well.The country has many rivers and streams that flow through it.