Guyana



On the north Atlantic coast of South America between latitudes 1 degree and 9 degrees north and longitudes 56 degrees and 62 degrees west. Numerous rivers, notably the Demerara, Berbice and Essequibo, drain into the Atlantic. Among many waterfalls, Kaiteur Falls has a sheer drop of 227 metres.


Name: Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Location: South America
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Georgetown
Main Cities: Linden, New Amsterdam
Population: 825,000
Area [sq.km]:214,970
Languages: English, Hindi, Creole
Religions: Hindu, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Muslim

National Anthem:
Dear land of Guyana, of rivers and plains,
Made rich by the sunshine and lush by the rains,
Set gemlike and fair between mountains and sea,
Your children salute you, dear land of the free.

Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore,
Both bondsmen and free, laid their bones on your shore;
This soil so they hallowed, and from them are we,
All sons of one mother, Guyana the free.

Great land of Guyana, diverse though our strains,
We are born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains,
And ours is the glory their eyes did not see,
One land of six peoples, united and free.

Dear land of Guyana, to you will we give
Our homage, our service, each day that we live;
God guard you, great Mother, and make us to be
More worthy our heritage - land of the free.


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