Largest Cities in Guyana

Facts about Guyana

Official languages: English
Capital: Georgetown
Area: 214,970 km²
Population: 748,486 residents
Population density: 3.48 residents per km²
Currency: GYD
Internet TLD: .gy
ISO codes: GY, GUY, 328
The telephone code for Guyana is +592

Flag of Guyana

The flag of Guyana was adopted in 1966 and its base consists of a green leaf, towards the right edge of which extends a yellow and white bordered arrow-shaped pattern. The pole side of the flag forms the base of a red triangle bordered by black. The flag was chosen through a public competition in 1962, in which the design of the American Whitney Smith won. The flag is nicknamed “The Golden Arrowhead”, which refers to the already mentioned yellow arrow. The symbolism of the colors used is as follows: white symbolizes the watery land, black perseverance in building a better tomorrow, yellow mineral wealth and green the lush vegetation of Guyana.

Guyana Flag

Guyana is located in the north of South America. It borders on Brazil, Venezuela and Suriname, as well as the Atlantic. See Guyana Location on World Map. The area changed hands several times between the colonial powers of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Great Britain and France until 1815. After the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte, these three colonies were officially transferred to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland at the Congress of Vienna in 1815. In 1831 these areas were merged as British Guiana. In 1966 Guyana became independent.

Guyana is one of the countries in the South American-Caribbean region that will be particularly hard hit by a rise in sea levels as a result of climate change. A sea-level rise of just 1m would inundate an area in Guyana that is home to 70% of the population and 40% of the country’s agricultural area.

Biggest Cities of Guyana by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Georgetown, Guyana 235,128 6.80448 -58.1553
2 Linden, Guyana 44,801 6.00809 -58.3071
3 New Amsterdam, Guyana 35,150 6.24793 -57.5171
4 Anna Regina, Guyana 12,559 7.26439 -58.5077
5 Bartica, Guyana 11,268 6.40799 -58.6219
6 Skeldon, Guyana 5,970 5.88333 -57.1333
7 Rosignol, Guyana 5,893 6.27095 -57.537
8 Mahdia, Guyana 4,311 5.26667 -59.15
9 Vreed-en-Hoop, Guyana 3,184 6.80927 -58.198
10 Mabaruma, Guyana 828 8.2 -59.7833
11 Lethem, Guyana 827 3.38333 -59.8

Guyana: Georgetown

According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of Guyana is Georgetown. 240,000 people live here, i.e. more than a quarter of the country’s population! Georgetown is on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Demerara River. Because the city lies in very flat land, it is protected by dikes. It was named in 1812 after the British King George III.

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