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Where is Guyana?

On the northern coast of South America, this is where is Guyana. Its official name is the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. It borders with the Atlantic Ocean to the north, with Brazil to its south and southwest, with Suriname to the east and Venezuela in the west. The country stretches over an area of 215,000 square kilometers, making it the third smallest country of mainland South America. The first two are Uruguay and Suriname. Its capital and the largest city is Georgetown and it has a population of 735,554 people.

Now, talking about where is Guyana historically, it was home to the Dutch before it came under the British rule in the late 18th century. It was ruled as a plantation economy until its independence in 1966 when it officially became a republic in 1970 within the British Commonwealth of Nations. Guyana is known for its diverse culture, population, and ethnicities, which include Amerindian, Indian, African, and other multiracial groups. It is the only country in South America with English as its official language. However, still the majority of locals speak Guyanese Creole. It is also part of the Anglophone Caribbean but is not an island in the West Indies like very few other Caribbean countries.

There is an endless list of places to visit in Guyana, which should start with the Kaieteur Falls in Guyanese Amazon. It is only accessible through an over land-and-river journey of three days or a charter flight and a 1.5-mile walk through the jungle, but it offers some stunning Amazon wilderness to explore. The breathtaking Potaro River, which is flowing down from a height of 741 feet is also located here.

If you want to explore the Amerindian culture and their day to day life, perhaps you can visit the Surama Village and engage with the locals. For a relaxing walk through nature, visit the Promenade Gardens or to soak in the historical culture of the African people in Guyana, visit the Guyana National Museum. More places to visit in Guyana include the Stabroek Market, which is the heart of Georgetown. Here, you will find many malls, food stalls and other items at reasonable prices. Another interesting attraction to visit is the Demerara Harbour Bridge, which is a floating bridge built on the river Demarara. It runs for 2 km and gives a pleasurable and exciting experience worth remembering.

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