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Where is Guyana?

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Located in the continent of South America, Guyana covers 196,849 square kilometers of land and 18,120 square kilometers of water, making it the 85th largest nation in the world with a total area of 214,969 square kilometers.

Guyana became an independent state in 1966, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Guyana is 741,908 (2012) and the nation has a density of 4 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Guyana is the Guyana Dollar (GYD). As well, the people of Guyana are refered to as Guyanese.

The dialing code for the country is 592 and the top level internet domain for Guyanese sites is .gy.

Guyana shares land borders with 3 countries: Suriname, Venezuela, Brazil.

To learn more, visit our detailed Guyana section.

Quick facts

Population 741,908
Density 3.8 / km2 ( 9.8 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1966
Capital Georgetown (Demerara-Mahaica)
Currency Guyana Dollar
GDP 3,228,372,888 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 4,351 (2014 data)
Land Area 196,849 km2 (76,004 mi2)
Water Area 18,120 km2 (6,996 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela
Minimum Longitude -61.390
Maximum Longitude -56.480
Mininum Latitude 1.180
Maximum Latitude 8.550

What is the capital of Guyana?

map showing the location of Guyana
Location of Georgetown on a map.

Georgetown is the capital city of Guyana. It has a population of 235,017, and is located on a latitue of 6.8 and longitude of -58.16.

Georgetown is also the political center of Guyana, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Georgetown, the Capital Of Guyana

City Georgetown
Country Guyana
Population 235,017
Longitude -58.15527000
Latitude 6.80448000
Elevation 3 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.