This is the only English-speaking country in South America; get to know more about it with the help of this blank map of Guyana. Countries of South America are very diversified and have distinct features. Learn about the countries with our given maps; this article will help you learn about Guyana. It will also be helpful if you are learning about the neighborhood countries.
Guyana is a sovereign nation located in South America’s northern mainland. Due to the country’s close connection to the culture, politics, and history of the Caribbean countries, Guyana is also included in the Caribbean Region. Brazil borders the government to the southwest and south, Venezuela to the west, and Suriname to the east. The Atlantic Ocean borders the country to the north. Today, Guyana is inhabited by several ethnic groups, including Africans, Indians, Amerindians, and others. Here, English is the official language. However, a majority of the people speak English-based creole languages. More can be seen in the printable world map.
The blank map of Guyana has one major city, Georgetown, which is the country’s capital. Several other towns and villages are present here. Linden and New Amsterdam are the second and third most prominent cities. Here, we discuss some of the biggest cities in Guyana and their significant characteristics.
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Blank Map of Guyana
Guyana Map with States
Regions of Guyana Map
Labelled Map of Guyana
The Three Biggest Cities In Guyana
Printable Map of Guyana
People of Guyana
Languages and religion in Guyana
Settlement patterns in Guyana
The Atlantic Ocean from the North, Suriname from the east, Brazil from the southwest, and Venezuela towards the west, the boundary lines of Guyana. The capital city of Guyana is Georgetown, and also it is the chief port of the country. See the blank map of Guyana below.
Courantyne, Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo are the country’s four main rivers that form the south and empty into the Atlantic ocean. These rivers, with their tributaries, get water from the river Amazon and Orinoco.
Lands equatorial lowlands have very high temperatures with heavy rainfall following minor differences in the season, i.e., high humidity with clouds.
If we talk about the native animal, Tapir is the largest mammal, Jaguar can also be seen, and monkeys and deer are the most common animals.
Guyana can be divided into four central geographical regions: a narrow and swampy coastal plain, a hillier sandy area in the east, the (15,000 sq. km) Rupununi Savannah in the south, and the tropical rain forests and interior highlands – central and west. Take a look at the blank map of Guyana above.
As can be observed on the map above, the mountain ranges of Guyana include the Pakaraima Mountains, Kanuku Mountains, and Acarai Mountains. Many of these relatively low mountains are fronted by cliffs and include several waterfalls. The massive spectacular Kaieteur Falls is 251 meters (822 ft) in height and is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. It is about five times higher than Niagara Falls and about two times the size of Victoria Falls. Situated in the Pakaraima Mountains, at the tripoint border of Brazil-Guyana-Venezuela is – Mount Roraima at 2835m, which is the highest point in Guyana (as marked on the map by an upright yellow triangle). The lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean (0m).
Guyana is a country replete with rivers, and its four main rivers are the Essequibo, Berbice, Courantyne, and Demerara. Some of these rivers flow in a northerly direction and drain into the Atlantic Ocean, while those in the western parts of the country generally flow east into the Essequibo. The government also possesses some of South America’s largest rainforests, most of which are still unspoiled and inaccessible by humans.
Guyana (Officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana) is divided into ten administrative regions: Barima-Waini, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Demerara-Mahaica, East Berbice-Corentyne, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Mahaica-Berbice, Pomeroon-Supenaam, Potaro-Siparuni, Upper Demerara-Berbice, and Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo. These regions are further subdivided into a total of 27 neighborhood councils.
Covering an area of 215,000 sq. km, Guyana is South America’s 3rd smallest nation. Located in the Demerara-Mahaica region, at the mouth of the Demerara River on the Atlantic coast, is Georgetown – the capital and largest city of Guyana. It is the principal administrative center and
also serves as the chief seaport and the main commercial and manufacturing centers.
The largest ethnic group of the country is Indo-Guyanese, whose are descends from India and as enslaved people to work in agricultural fields. Now They are doing well in the farming trade.
Though the official language of the country is English, still you can Creole Patois is used thoroughly by the population, along with these Hindi and Urdu can be heard among older Indo-Guyanese. The primary religion followed by the people is Christianity and Hinduism.
- Georgetown: Georgetown, the capital and biggest city of Guyana, is located on the Atlantic coast of the country on the Demerara River Estuary’s east bank. Savannah lands, cane fields, and marshy swamps surround the city. Georgetown is often nicknamed the ‘Garden City of the Caribbean.’ The parliament and legislative buildings of Guyana are located in the town. Georgetown is home to a seaport, and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport/Timehri, the country’s major international airport, is also only an hour’s distance from the city. The headquarters of the CARICOM is also housed in the town. The city is also a major economic center in the country and accounts for a significant portion of the country’s GDP. Several points of tourist interest are located in Georgetown. These include the National Library, St. George’s Anglican Cathedral, Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, Georgetown Lighthouse, Roman Catholic Brickdam Cathedral, Splashmins Fun Park, National Museum of Guyana, etc.
- Linden: Linden is Guyana’s second-biggest urban center and the Upper Demerara-Berbice region’s capital. In 1970, Linden was upgraded to the status of a town. The town is based on the banks of the Demerara River. Bauxite mining is the most important economic activity carried out in Linden. The bauxite mining activity in the region is nearly a century old activity. A tourist attraction near Linden is Gluck Island, an uninhabited island located off Rockstone in the Essequibo River. It is one of the rare places where one can witness the blossoming of the Victoria Regia Water Lily. Big caimans and giant otters can also be spotted on this island. Over 200 birds, including colorful macaws and parrots, also visit Gluck Island.
- New Amsterdam: New Amsterdam is the third biggest town in Guyana and is located in the East Berbice-Corentyne Region of the country. The city is based on the eastern bank of the Berbice River near the mouth of the river as it enters the Atlantic Ocean. The city serves as an important port in the country. Many old colonial buildings are present here. A National Heritage Site, the Mission Chapel is also located in New Amsterdam. The city hosts several educational institutions, hotels, and a government-run hospital.
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Climate of Guyana
High temperatures, heavy rainfall with minor seasonal differences, high humidity, and high average cloud cover provide climatic characteristics of an equatorial lowland. Temperatures are remarkably uniform. At Georgetown, the daily temperature varies from the mid-70s to the mid-80s °F (mid-20s to the upper 20s °C). The constant heat and high humidity are mitigated near the coast by the trade winds.
Rainfall derives mainly from the movement of the intertropical front, or doldrums. It is heavy everywhere on the plateau and the coast. The annual average at Georgetown is about 90 inches (2,290 mm), and on the interior Rupununi Savanna, it is about 70 inches (1,800 mm). On the coast, a long wet season, from April to August, and a short wet season, from December to early February, are sufficiently well marked on the average. Still, in the southern savannas, the short wet season does not occur. Total annual rainfall is variable, and seasonal drought can occur in July and August when the southeast trade winds parallel the coast. Variations in Guyana’s climatic patterns have a determining effect on tropical crop production. Learn more from the blank map of Guyana above.
The Indo-Guyanese (Guyanese of South Asian descent) form the largest ethnic group in the country, representing about two-fifths of the population. Their ancestors mainly arrived as indentured labor from India to replace Africans in plantation work. Today Indo-Guyanese remain the mainstay of plantation agriculture, and many are independent farmers and landowners; they also have done well in trade and are well represented among the professions.
Afro-Guyanese (Guyanese of African descent) make up about three-tenths of the population. They abandoned the plantations after complete emancipation in 1838 to become independent peasantry or town dwellers. People of mixed ancestry constitute about one-fifth of the people. While every possible ethnic mixture can be found in Guyana, mulattoes (people of mixed African and European ancestry) are the most common.
The indigenous peoples of Guyana constitute about one-tenth of the population. They are grouped into coastal and interior groups. Coastal groups include the Warao (Warrau), the Arawak, and the Carib. Peoples of the interior have the Wapisiana (Wapishana), the Arekuna, the Macusí (Macushí), and many more in the forest areas. The Macusí and the Wapisiana are the most prominent in the Rupununi Savanna region. Sizable concentrations of Indians inhabit the far west along the border with Venezuela and Brazil. They are rarely seen in the populated coastal areas, although some have mixed with the Afro-Guyanese and Indo-Guyanese. Since 1970, traditional Indian lands near the international borders have come under government control, although Indians continue to hold village lands informally throughout Guyana’s interior. Major concessions to logging and gold-mining companies starting in the late 20th century have damaged the lands and polluted the rivers of many Indian groups, forcing some to leave and seek work in Venezuela and Brazil.
Like the Indo-Guyanese, many Chinese and Portuguese people originally entered Guyana as agricultural laborers, but they are now rarely found outside the towns. They are active in business and the professions. Their influence is disproportionate to their numbers; they have not been increasing, however, and together they constitute only a tiny percentage of the population. Brazilians represent a small but growing minority group.
The official and principal language is English, but a creole patois is spoken. Hindi and Urdu are heard occasionally among older Indo-Guyanese. The major religions are Christian (chiefly Anglican and Roman Catholic) and Hindu. Various forms of Protestant Christianity made inroads in the 20th century, mainly in Georgetown. There is also a sizable minority of Muslims, most of whom are South Asian descent. Some of the Indian peoples still practice Indigenous religions.
The country is divided traditionally between the coast, where most of the population is concentrated, and the interior. The coastal population is heterogeneous; its inhabitants descended from the laborers brought in to work the sugarcane plantations. The interior, despite scattered ranching and mining settlements, is primarily home to Indians.
About three-fourths of Guyana’s population is rural, with most Guyanese occupying villages in the coastal region. Villages range in size from several hundred to several thousand persons. The most densely populated areas are along the estuary of the Demerara River and between the mouths of the Berbice and Courantyne rivers. Each village’s farmlands extend inland, often for several miles, and are separated from neighboring village lands by canals. A coastal highway connects settlement areas nearest the ocean.
Georgetown is the country’s principal port and its largest city. Located at the mouth of the Demerara River, it lies below sea level and is protected by dikes along both the river and the sea. Other important towns include the interior bauxite-mining center of Linden and the market center of New Amsterdam, located at the mouth of the Berbice River. Agricultural centers, including the sugarcane plantation of Port Mourant, east of New Amsterdam, and the rice center of Anna Regina, north of the Essequibo River estuary, provide commercial and marketing functions in the rural areas of the coastal zone. See more in the blank map of Guyana above.
Immigration has not been significant in Guyana since the late 19th century. The number of foreign-born long-term residents is thus relatively tiny. The most crucial percentage of the foreign-born population is from Suriname, accounting for between one-fourth and one-third of the total; the next largest group is from Brazil. Many Brazilians are garimpeiros (transient miners), and some have migrated illegally. Emigration, on the other hand, has been a drain on the country’s human resources, as thousands leave annually, going mainly to the United States, Canada, England, and the Caribbean islands. Many emigrants were skilled and professional people whose loss intensified Guyana’s severe economic problems. Numerous other emigrants left Guyana searching for part-time work in Suriname, particularly in agriculture or in the construction and transportation industries. South Asians emigrated in large numbers to flee what they considered political persecution.