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Diwali celebration in Georgetown, Guyana
Diwali celebration in Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown

Diwali celebration in Georgetown
Photo by Joshua Gobin
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    Capital:Georgetown

    Location:Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela

    Currency:Guyanese dollars (GYD)

    Area:214,969 sq km

    Population:787,971 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:English (official), Guyanese Creole, Amerindian languages (including Caribbean and Arawak languages), Indian languages (including Caribbean Hindustani, a dialect of Hindi), Chinese (2014 est.)

    Religion:Protestant 34.8% (Pentecostal 22.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 5.4%, Anglican 5.2%, Methodist 1.4%), Hindu 24.8%, Roman Catholic 7.1%, Muslim 6.8%, Jehovah's Witness 1.3%, Rastafarian 0.5%, other Christian 20.8%, other 0.9%, none 3.1% (2012 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC-4

    Tel Code:+592

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