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Guyanese Symbols

Map of Guyana
Locator Map of Guyana

Guyana's Information

Flag of Guyana
Land Area 196,849 km2
Water Area 18,120 km2
Total Area 214,969 km2
Population 735,909
Population Density 3.42 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $6.05 Billion
GDP Per Capita $7,900
Currency Dollar (GYD)
Largest Cities
  • Georgetown (235,017)
  • Linden (44,690)
  • New Amsterdam (35,039)
  • Animal: Jaguar
  • Bird: Canje Pheasant
  • Coat of Arms:

    Guyana coat of arms

  • Coat of Arms: The Guyana Coat of Arms includes a crest of an Amerindian head-dress symbolizing the indigenous people of the country, this crest is also called the Cacique's Crown. The two diamonds at the sides of the crown represent the mining industry. The two jaguars are supporting the shield and holding a pick axe, sugar cane, and a stalk of rice. The pick axe, sugar cane, and stalk of rice represent Guyana's mining, sugar and rice industries, respectively.

    The shield is decorated with the Guyana's national flower, the Victorian Lily. The three blue wavy lines represent the three main rivers of Guyana. The shield also include the national bird, the Canje Pheasant. The national motto, "One people, One Nation, One Destiny", appears on the scroll below the shield.
  • Flag of Guyana
  • Flower: Victoria Regia (water lily)
  • Motto: One people, one nation, one destiny

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