Guyana

Guyana Overview

Guyana is a country on the northeast coast of South America. It is a tropical land with large sugar plantations and small rice farms. Guyana is divided into three main regions: the coastal plain, inland forest, and highland. Much of the land is difficult to reach, and some areas have never been explored.

CLIMATE

The coastal plain has a hot, humid climate that averages 80 °F (27 °C) and about 90 inches (230 centimeters) of rain a year. More rain falls in the forest area, and temperatures are higher in the forest and highland.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Georgetown
POPULATION: 770,700
LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: Guyana Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 120/240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +592
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4

TRAVEL WARNING

You should exercise caution when travelling in Guyana. In 2008 there have been attacks by armed criminal gangs resulting in multiple murders in the vicinity of the villages of Buxton, Lusignan and Friendship, and the town of Bartica on the Essequibo River and an unexplained attack at Lindo Creek on the Berbice River. Further attacks anywhere in the country cannot be ruled out.

Information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK www.fco.gov.uk