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About Guyana

Guyana is part of the Anglophone Caribbean, it is one of the few Caribbean countries that are part of South America. Guyana's capital is  Georgetown. Guyana is a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations. The majority of the population, however, speak Guyanese Creole; an English-based creole language with slight Dutch, Arawakan and Caribbean influences.

Guyana is the third-smallest independent state on the mainland of South America after Uruguay and Suriname. The main economic activities in Guyana are agriculture, bauxite mining, gold mining, timber, shrimp fishing and minerals.

Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls is a waterfall on the Potaro River in Kaieteur National Park, central Essequibo Territory, Guyana.  Kaieteur is among the most powerful waterfalls in the world with an average flow rate of 663 cubic metres per second.

Kaieteur Falls is about four times higher than the Niagara Falls, on the border between Canada and the United States and about twice the height of the Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. It is a single drop waterfall.

Kaieteur Falls is a major tourist attraction in Guyana. The falls is located in Kaieteur National Park and is in the center of Guyana's rainforest. There are frequent flights between the falls airstrip and Ogle Airport and Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown.

Georgetown

Georgetown is the capital of Guyana. It is the country's largest urban centre. Most of the main buildings are centred around the western region of the town.

Around the western-central area is Independence Square and Promenade Gardens, the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, the National Library. The Georgetown Cenotaph, at Main and Church Streets, was built in 1923.

It is the site of Remembrance Day (Remembrance Sunday) services in November each year.

The City is protected from the Atlantic Ocean by the Georgetown Seawall. Georgetown is the seat of the University of Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat which are both located at Turkeyen, on the city's outskirts.

 

St. George's Cathedral

St. George's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Georgetown, Guyana. St. George's was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield and opened on 24 August 1892. 

It is one of the tallest wooden churches in the world, at a height of 43.5 metres.

The history of the Anglican Church in Guyana can be traced as far back as 1781, when the Reverend William Baggs, Chaplain to Sir George Rodney, came to Guyana.

The foundation stone for the present St. George's Cathedral, built mainly of Greenheart, was laid on 21 November 1889, and the cathedral was consecrated on 8 November 1894 and dedicated by Bishop Swaby.

St. George's Cathedral is characterised mainly by Gothic arches, clustered columns and flying buttresses.


Regions within Guyana:

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Today's Rates: 1 GYD = 0.00483 $ 1 GYD = 0.00309 £ 1 GYD = 0.00441 €
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