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CIA - The World Factbook -- Guyana __ A detailed look at Guyana including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency -

Country Profile" Guyana __ "The only English-speaking country in South America, Guyana is a product of its colonial past. A third of its population is descended from African slaves imported by the Dutch to work on sugar plantations, about half are the descendants of indentured Indian agricultural workers brought in after slavery was abolished. Persistent tension between these two groups has had a destabilising impact on Guyanese politics and is reflected in hostility between the two main parties, which are ethnically-based." A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. - illustrated - From BBC -

Doing Business in Guyana __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From World Bank Group -
Economy of Guyana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia __ "With a per capita gross domestic product of only $4,700 in 2006, Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The economy made dramatic progress after President Hoyte's 1989 economic recovery program (ERP)." An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -


Ethnologue report for Guyana __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Guyana. - From SIL International -

Guyana __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress -

Guyana __ "Dutch and British colonization made an indelible mark on Guyana, leaving behind a now dilapidated colonial capital, a volatile mix of peoples and a curious political geography. The country's natural attractions, however, are impressive, unspoiled and on a scale that dwarfs human endeavor." History, culture, statistics. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet -

Guyana __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress -

Guyana __ A good overview of Guyana, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease -

Guyana Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From -

Guyana Exports __ You will find charted Guyana exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. -

Guyana - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ Here is a Guyana Interactive Factbook: Flag, Map, Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications and more. - illustrated - From -


Guyana: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From -
guyana map and map of guyana and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From - 

Guyana News and Information __ News source from and about Guyana. This is also the home page for the Guyana Embassy. - illustrated - From -

Guyana Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From -

Guyana Times __ Keep up with what is happening in Guyana and the world. - illustrated - From World News Network -


Guyana - Travel Photos __ Gallery of annotated photographs from Guyana. - illustrated - From - 

Guyana Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From -

Pictures of Guyana - Gallery with 140 Guyana pictures __ Collection of click-to-enlarge photographs from Guyana. - illustrated - From - 


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