South America! The northeast corner, along the coast, east of Venezuela and west of Suriname.
Known as “the land of many waters”
Settled by the Dutch then came under British control in the late 18th century.
Official language: English! However, majority of the population speaks Guyanese Creole.
“Wha happening nuh!” translates to “How are you?”
Population: About 780,000 people
9% indigenous Amerindian
Currency: Guyanese dollar
236.28 Guyanese dollar = 1.00 US dollar
Major exports: sugar, gold, bauxite, alumina, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, and timber
Average temperature: 83 degrees ALL YEAR, with wet and dry seasons
80%+ of the country is covered in rainforests, making it one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world!
8,000 species of plants
1168 vertebrae species
814 species of birds
Important species of animals to note: giant otters, capybaras, caimans, jaguars, tapirs, and the world’s largest anteater
Bucket list worthy: Kaieteur National Park, home of Kaieteur Falls
St. George’s Anglican Cathedral- one of the tallest wooden churches in the world
As you can see, Guyana is a pretty cool place and I have a lot to learn! I am excited to be heading to the land of many waters!
fact credit to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana