Guyana

Map of Guyana
Flag of Guyana

Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and previously known as British Guiana, is the only nation state of the Commonwealth of Nations on the mainland of South America. It is bordered to the east by Suriname, to the south and southwest by Brazil and to the west by Venezuela. It is the third-smallest country on the mainland of South America. It is one of the four non-Spanish-speaking territories on the continent, along with the countries of Brazil, Suriname and the French overseas region of French Guiana . Culturally, Guyana associates primarily with the English-speaking Caribbean countries such as Jamaica, or Trinidad and Tobago. The Kaieteur Falls on the Potato river have a 222m drop - five times the height of Niagra.

Established
1966-05-26
Joined Commonwealth
1966
Capital City
Georgetown
Demonym
How you can refer to people from this country...
Guyanese
Country motto
"One people, one nation, one destiny"
Size
83000 square miles.
Population
772298
Population density
Based on figures from 2008.
3.5 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 217)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$3082000000 (World ranking:175)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.75 (World ranking:97)
Currency Code
GYD
Country calling code
592
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry Week 4 course – Quiz
9 years 14 weeks ago

To round off the course and consolidate the learning of the previous weeks, we ended the course with a quiz. 38 points were up for grabs and we were pleasantly surprised by how much all the groups got into it. There were some pretty high scorers too, so they must’ve all been paying attention.
Here are the questions:
HTML
1. Which tags open and close an HTML page?
2. What are the tags for?
a) Paragraph
b) Bold
c) Italics
(3 marks)
3. What does HTML stand for?
4. Name a web browser.

Blog entry Interview with Matt
9 years 14 weeks ago

On the last day of the course I asked Matt a few questions about the project and his experience in Guyana.

Blog entry Interview with Pontus
9 years 14 weeks ago

Pontus was only able to make the first two weeks of the project but was an indispensable part of the team, developing the HTML, CSS and advanced HTML parts of the course.
I put a camera in front of Pontus and asked him a few questions at the end of his stay:

Blog entry Feeding the manatees
9 years 15 weeks ago

Now I’m back in England (and in an office with an incredible broadband connection) I’m able to upload some of the video that I took while out in Guyana.
I’ve got interviews with some of the other guys to come. In the meantime, here’s some footage of us (mainly Pontus here) feeding the manatees in the Georgetown National Park:

For more info read Pontus’s earlier post about the manatees.

Blog entry Digital Guyana’s 5 minutes (and 43 seconds) of fame
9 years 15 weeks ago

In an earlier post I said that a crew from NCN had come to interview us for a feature about our project. Well, here’s the feature itself:

It’s a shame that Hugh’s contribution wasn’t included – most likely due to someone noisily starting up a van’s engine mid-interview.
Big thanks to NCN for airing the feature out and for giving us a copy.