Welcome to Guyana

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  GUYANA - Co-operative Republic of Guyana                                                                                               Home

Capital: Georgetown
Large Cities: Linden, New Amsterdam
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Creole
Religion: Christianity,Hinduism and Islam
Currency: Guyana Dollar

Location: Guyana (former British Guiana) lies on the north east coast of South America.

History: Guyana became a British colony in 1814 and an independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth of Nations on May 26, 1966. The President is an ethnic Indian.

Economy: The economy is based on agriculture. (Sugarcane, rice, coconuts and citrus). Sugar, rice and bauxite are the main exports. There are considerable deposits of gold and diamonds. Dense tropical forests cover much of the land. Industry: Mining and textiles.

Indian Mission in Guyana:
High Commission of India
10, Avenue of the Republic
Bank of Baroda Building
Post Box. 101148, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 00 - 592 - 22 - 63996, 68965, 63240
Fax: 00 - 592 - 22 - 57012
Email: hicomind@guyana.net.gy / com@guyana.net.gy

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