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Guyana is a tropical country situated on the northern coast of South America. It is the only country in South America where English is the official language. It is bordered by Venezuela on the west, Suriname on the east, Brazil on the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the north.

Guyana has an area of 214,969 square kilometers (83,000 sq mi), about the size of Great Britain. The name Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning Land Of Many Waters. Guyana is known as the country of Six People - Africans, Amerindians, Chinese, East Indians, Europeans and Portuguese.

It is where the virgin rainforest leads to the Amazon Basin, where the jungle is still unexplored, rivers uncharted and mountains unclimbed. With over 300 waterfalls, including one of the World's longest Single drop falls, the stunning Kaieteur at over 700 feet, over 800 species of birds and a wide and unique array of fragrant flora and magnificent fauna, it is an incredibly wonderful land of unspoiled beauty.

This is a land famous for acclaimed poets Martin Carter and A.J. Seymour, internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Eddie Grant, famous Jazz legend Art Booms, amazing cricketer Clive Lloyd and many others. It is the land where Sir Walter Raleigh searched for El Dorado and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to write his classic, The Lost World.

Georgetown is the chief port and capital of Guyana. It is situated on the right bank of the Demerara River estuary. In Georgetown, familiar landmarks include the lively Stabroek Market, the sea-wall and the Anglican cathedral of St George, the tallest wooden building in the world.




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