Country Profile - French%20Guiana

Name: The Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Location: Northeast coast of South America

Time: IST (-) 9 1/2 hrs

Capital: Georgetown

Language: English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urdu

Area: 214,969 sq kms

Population: 744,768 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 23 Feb (Republic Day)

Currency: Guyanese Dollar (GYD).

Climate: Guyana’s climate is warm and tropical throughout the year. The rainfall is generally high for most of the year, as is the humidity. December to January and May to June are the rainy seasons, while in coastal areas the climate is tempered by sea breezes.

Holidays: Jan 01 New Year's Day. 5 May Indian Heritage Day. 26 May Independence Day. 2 Jul Caricom Day. 6 Aug Freedom Day. 25 Dec Christmas.

Airline Name: Guyana Airways Corporation (GY)

International Airports: Timehri (Georgetown)