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PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
Georgetown Place
Iwokrama Mountains Mountain Range
Kaieteur Falls Waterfall
Kanuku Mountains Mountain Range
Shell Beach Beach

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FoodTypeDescription
Guyana Pepperpot



Geography »

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Iwokrama Mountains Mountain Range
Kanuku Mountains Mountain Range

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Location

Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Guyana:
Locale Type Nation

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Demonym: Guyanese
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 124


History »

Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to black settlement of urban areas and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. This ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011. - The World Factbook


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