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Atlas Guyana

Country (long form)
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Capital
Georgetown
Total Area
83,000.38 sq mi
214,970.00 sq km
Population
697,286 (July 2000 est.) note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS
Estimated Population in 2050
786,846
Languages
English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Hindi, Urdu
Literacy
98.1% total, 98.6% male, 97.5% female (1995 est.)
Religions
Christian 50%, Hindu 33%, Muslim 9%, other 8%
Life Expectancy
61.08 male, 67.15 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
republic within the Commonwealth
Currency
1 Guyanese dollar (G$) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita)
$2,500 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
agriculture N/A%, industry N/A%, services N/A%
Industry
bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, fishing (shrimp), textiles, gold mining
Agriculture
sugar, rice, wheat, vegetable oils; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; forest and fishery potential not exploited
Arable Land
2%
Exports
sugar, gold, bauxite/alumina, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, timber
Imports
manufactures, machinery, petroleum, food
Natural Resources
bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish
Current Environmental Issues
water pollution from sewage and agricultural and industrial chemicals; deforestation
Telephones (main lines in use)
45,000 (1995)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
1,243 (1995)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
2 (1999)