Guyana is a country located on the northern coast of South America. It is bounded on the north by the
Atlantic Ocean and on the east by Suriname. On the south side Guyana is bordered by Brazil, and on the
west side is Brazil and Venezuela. Guyana achieved its independence on May 26, 1966 when it broke away
Land and Resources
Guyana has three different major geographical regions. These consist of a belt of soil which
ranges from five to forty miles, a dense forest area which makes up about four-fifths of the country and
a region of savanna. The country also has many rivers that have some spectacular waterfalls and one river
has the highest single-drop waterfall in the world. These rivers are navigable from the sea to about one-
hundred miles inland, after that they are no longer navigable due to rapids and falls.
The lands of Guyana have many valuable natural resources.
Within the lands you can find gold,
diamonds, kaolin, manganese and bauxite. If you were to travel a little ways off shore, you could also
locate some petroleum. These natural resources are very important in helping out the economy of this poor
The lands have much resource also found in the vegetation and the forests. The plants and trees
are documented for their abnormal size and density. Guyana has an excellent lumber industry, they sell
some of the finest greenheart as well as mora. Within the forests are a big variety of wildlife which can
range from deer to anteater and a few types of monkeys. The birds are very diverse, they consist of for
example sugarbirds, cotingas and manakins all which feed on Guyana's vast array of insects.
Population , Education and Culture
Guyana has an estimated 800,000...