Co-operative Republic of Guyana
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  • Capital: Georgetown

  • Population estimate, 2015: 767,000

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 6,522

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.636/124

  • Internet domain extension: .gy

Civil Aviation

There is an international airport at Georgetown (Timehri), which handled 438,532 passengers in 2009. In 2010 there were direct flights to Antigua, Barbados, Miami, New York, Port of Spain, St Kitts and the British Virgin Islands.


A tropical climate, with rainy seasons from April to July and Nov. to Jan. Humidity is high all the year but temperatures are moderated by sea-breezes. Rainfall increases from 90″ (2,280 mm) on the coast to 140″ (3,560 mm) in the forest zone. Georgetown, Jan. 79 °F (26.1 °C), July 81 °F (27.2 °C). Annual rainfall 87″ (2,175 mm).

Constitution and Government

A new constitution was promulgated in Oct. 1980. There is an Executive Presidency and a National Assembly. The president is elected by simple majority vote as the designated candidate of a party list in parliamentary...

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