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Yearbook 2003

Guyana. At the beginning of the year, Robert Corbin took over as leader of the opposition party People’s National Congress (PNC), the Black Guyanese party. The party then returned to Congress after a year-long boycott of its meetings in protest against the government party and the Indo-Guyanese People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which among other things. accused of racial discrimination.

According to, Guyana Independence Day is May 26. Corbin, who succeeded the deceased Desmond Hoyte in December 2002, said to support a dialogue with President Bharrat Jagdeo. A contributing factor to Corbin’s decision was a spiral of violence in the country that put pressure on both parties to resolve the dispute.

Country data

Area: 214,969 km2 (world ranking: 83)

Residents: 778,000

Population density: 4 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 162)

Capital: Georgetown

Official languages: English

Gross domestic product: US $ 3.7 billion; Real growth: 2.9%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 4460 US $

Currency: 1 Guyana dollar (G $) = 100 cents


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Head of State: David Arthur Granger, Head of Government: Moses Nagamootoo, Exterior: Carl Greenidge

National holiday: 26.5.

Administrative structure
10 regions

State and form of government
Constitution of 1980
Presidential republic (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: National Assembly with 70 members (65 elected, 5 ex officio), election every 5 years
Victory party in parliamentary election gives head of state the
right to vote from 18 J.

Population of: Guyans, last census 2012: 746,955,
44% Indian, 30% Afro-Caribbean, 17% mixed, 9% indigenous; Portuguese, Chinese and other

Cities (with population): (as of 2012) Georgetown 118,363 residents (A), Linden 27,277, New Amsterdam 17,329

Religions: 64% Christians (23% Pentecostals, 7% Catholics, 5% Anglicans, 5% Adventists etc.), 25% Hindus, 7% Muslims (especially Sunnis) and others; 3% without religion (status: 2006)

Languages: English; Hindi, Urdu and indigenous languages

Employed by economic sector: Agriculture. 13%, industry 27%, business 60% (2017)

unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
2017: 12.0%

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 2.1%

Foreign trade: import: 1.6 billion US $ (2017); Export: US $ 1.5 billion (2017)

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