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Guyana is the largest of the three territories facing N the Atlantic Ocean and extending inwards on massifs delimiting the Amazonian lowland. Subject of colonial conquest by as many European powers (Great Britain, the Netherlands and France), these lands soon saw the fragmentation of that regional morphological unity, which rests precisely on the presence of the Guayana Massif. The territory of Guyana is characterized by a majestic and lush nature, dotted with impressive waterfalls, extensive rain and tropical forests and savannas inhabited by countless species of animal and plant life. By exploiting this heritage, the country has all the cards to become one of the main eco-tourism destinations on the planet in the future. Despite the naturalistic primacy, Guyana, it still suffers the negative effects of an unwise colonization, carried out especially by the Dutch and the British. The great European powers have in fact left after their passage a country in total decline and a population characterized by a mixture of ethnic groups in perennial change. According to COUNTRYAAH, Guyana is a nation in South America, the capital city of which is Georgetown. The latest population of Guyana is 786,563. TRANSPORTHINT: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Guyana, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
GEOGRAPHY
Facing N for 500 km to the Atlantic Ocean with a low and often marshy coast, the territory of Guyana is largely flat, with vast alluvial surfaces along the coastal strip, which is followed by a wide shallow platform towards the interior (less than 200 m high), but which is closed to the W and S by an edge of other lands, also with a largely tabular structure, including the Serra Pacaraima or Pakaraima (which reaches 2875 m with Mount Roraima, highest peak of the country) on the border with Venezuela and the Serra Acaraí or Acari to the one with Brazil. If morphologically the country has its dominant and somewhat monotonous note in the open, horizontal landscapes, the geological profile is more varied.they rest on a Precambrian crystalline base, covered by sedimentary layers of the Paleozoic, corrugated and then long peneplanated by erosion; between the thick stratifications sometimes crystalline rocks emerge forming characteristic “sugar loaf” reliefs. Arenaceous sediments of the Cenozoic era (tertiary era) constitute the substratum of the flat areas, on which more recent alluvial deposits overlap in the coastal selvedge. Hydrographically, the country largely corresponds to the Essequibo basin ; born from the southern reliefs and enriched by numerous tributaries (the Cuyuni, the Rupununi, etc.), the river plows from S to N Guyana, of which it is a major hydrographic axis, flowing into the Atlantic with a vast estuary just W of Georgetown. The tabular structure of the reliefs, which descend to the floor with clear steps, means that the course of the rivers is often interrupted by rapids and waterfalls: the most spectacular are those of Kaieteur (226 m the first jump, 21 m the second) on the river Potaro, a tributary of the Essequibo. Among the minor waterways, all tributaries of the Atlantic Ocean and all of considerable flow, given the abundant rainfall, are the Demerara, the Berbice and, on the border with Suriname, the Courentyne. The astronomical position near the Equator and the almost constant influence of the NE and SE trade winds determine a predominantly hot and humid climate; in particular, the temperature variations on the coast are very weak, where there is an almost constant temperature of 26 ºC. There is abundant rainfall (over 2500 mm per year in Georgetown), which falls with particular intensity between April and August, while between September and November there is a short dry season. The thermal and pluviometric values ​​decrease on the internal reliefs, where the dry period is accentuated. Given the climatic conditions, the country is covered for three quarters by a dense rainforest; only in the innermost and higher areas the wooded savannah prevails, while the coasts are surrounded by mangroves.

Cities and Places in Guyana

Cities and places in Guyana Kaieteur National Park In the heart of Guyana, in the Potaro-Siparuni region, lies the Kaieteur National Park. It is the only national park in the country and was established in 1929. In the nature reserve, which is characterized by an extremely high biodiversity, are the famous and more than impressive… Read More »