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Guyana

 
Guyana has one of the largest unspoiled rainforests in South America, some parts of which are almost inaccessible by humans.
 


 
 

Guyana is located on the northern coast of South America and is to the east bordered by Suriname, to the south and southwest by Brazil, to the west by Venezuela and on the north by the Atlantic Ocean. With a total area of 215,000 sq km, Guyana is the fourth smallest state in South America. The population is approximately 850,000, of which 90% reside on the narrow coastal strip.

Georgetown is the capital, and largest city of Guyana, it has a population of around 250,000. Georgetown is a city with comfortable, modern hotels, fine colonial buildings and broad, tree-lined boulevards. The striking wooden architecture is reminiscent of Guyana's centuries as a Dutch, and then a British colony.

Guyana is a country of exceptional natural beauty dominated by mighty rivers, which provide essential highways into the rainforests and jungles of the interior. The rivers and the rainforests are filled with extraordinary natural sights, fauna and flora. 


Kaieteur Falls
, where the 140 meter wide Potaro River plunges 250 meters downward from the Pakaraima Plateau, is one of the worlds great waterfalls. You can also visit the striking beauty of the Orinduik Falls, the Marshall Falls, the Kaieteur Gorge and remote Mount Roraima. Guyana is one of the world's most exciting destinations for adventuresome travel and exploration.

Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) is the national airport of Guyana. Cheddi Jagan is located on the right bank of the Demerara River, 41 kilometers south of Georgetown.

The local climate is tropical and generally hot and humid, though moderated by northeast trade winds along the coast. There are two rainy seasons, the first from May to mid-August, the second from mid-November to mid-January.

 
 

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