A report on Guyana

Kaieteur Falls is the world's largest single-drop waterfall by volume.
Rupununi Savannah
Satellite image of Guyana from 2004
Anomaloglossus beebei (Kaieteur), specific to the Guianas
The hoatzin is the national bird of Guyana.
A tractor in a rice field on Guyana's coastal plain
A proportional representation of Guyana exports, 2019
Thatched roof houses in Guyana
Guyana's population density in 2005 (people per km2)
A graph showing the population of Guyana from 1961 to 2003. The population decline in the 1980s can be clearly seen.
The State House, Guyana's presidential residence
The Supreme Court of Guyana
Guyana's parliament building since 1834
Map of Guyana, showing the Essequibo River and (shaded dark) the river's drainage basin. Venezuela claims territory up to the western bank of the river. The historical claim by the UK included the river basin well into current-day Venezuela.
Cross-border bridge from Guyana to Brazil near Lethem
St George's Cathedral, Georgetown
Providence Stadium as seen from the East Bank Highway

Country on the northern mainland of South America.

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Reddish-brown bauxite

Bauxite

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Sedimentary rock with a relatively high aluminium content.

Sedimentary rock with a relatively high aluminium content.

Reddish-brown bauxite
Bauxite with US penny for comparison
QEMSCAN mineral maps of bauxite ore-forming pisoliths
Bauxite with core of unweathered rock
World bauxite production in 2005
One of the world's largest bauxite mines in Weipa, Australia
Bauxite being loaded at Cabo Rojo, Dominican Republic, to be shipped elsewhere for processing; 2007

The carbonate bauxites occur predominantly in Europe, Guyana, Suriname, and Jamaica above carbonate rocks (limestone and dolomite), where they were formed by lateritic weathering and residual accumulation of intercalated clay layers – dispersed clays which were concentrated as the enclosing limestones gradually dissolved during chemical weathering.

Dutch colonisation of the Guianas

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Dutch colonisation of the Guianas—the coastal region between the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in South America—began in the late 16th century.

Dutch colonisation of the Guianas—the coastal region between the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in South America—began in the late 16th century.

Dutch controlled Guiana at its greatest extent in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled land shown in light green.
A map of Dutch Guiana by Hendrik Hondius I, 1638
"A map of the Dutch settlements of Surinam, Demerary, Issequibo, Berbices, and the islands of Curassoa, Aruba, Bonaire, &c." (1781)

After the Napoleonic Wars in 1814, Britain gained control of the three colonies (Demerara, Berbice, and Essequibo) west of the Courantyne River, which became British Guiana and then modern Guyana.

Constitution of Guyana

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The Constitution of Guyana is the highest governing document in the Republic of Guyana.

Sarnami Hindustani (Roman script) plaque at Suriname Memorial, Garden Reach, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Caribbean Hindustani

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Indo-Aryan language spoken by Indo-Caribbeans and the Indo-Caribbean diaspora.

Indo-Aryan language spoken by Indo-Caribbeans and the Indo-Caribbean diaspora.

Sarnami Hindustani (Roman script) plaque at Suriname Memorial, Garden Reach, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

The language has also borrowed many words from Dutch and English in Suriname and Guyana, and English and French in Trinidad and Tobago.

Caribbean Court of Justice

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Judicial institution of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Judicial institution of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

In its appellate jurisdiction, the CCJ hears appeals as the court of last resort in both civil and criminal matters from those member states which have ceased to allow appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC)., Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana have replaced the JCPC's appellate jurisdiction with that of the CCJ.

Harpy eagle

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Neotropical species of eagle.

Neotropical species of eagle.

A skull exhibited at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Feeding at Zoo Miami in Florida, United States
A stuffed specimen of a harpy eagle preying on a macaw at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Along with sloth, monkeys, such as the tufted capuchin (Cebus appella), are one of main prey of harpy eagle.
Harpy eagle in flight
Subadult in Belize Zoo
Adult at São Paulo Zoo, Brazil
Depiction of harpy eagles in Maya codices according to the 1910 book, Animal figures in the Maya codices by Alfred Tozzer and Glover Morrill Allen

At several nests in Guyana, monkeys made up about 37% of the prey remains found at the nests.

Sir Walter Ralegh in 1588

Walter Raleigh

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English statesman, soldier, writer, explorer, and a favourite courtier of the English Queen Elizabeth I.

English statesman, soldier, writer, explorer, and a favourite courtier of the English Queen Elizabeth I.

Sir Walter Ralegh in 1588
The Boyhood of Raleigh by John Everett Millais, 1871
"Raleigh's First Pipe in England", an illustration included in Frederick William Fairholt's Tobacco, its history and associations
Engraved portrait of Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh by William Segar
Raleigh and his son Walter in 1602
Raleigh's cell, Bloody Tower, Tower of London
James I's royal warrant pardoning Raleigh in 1617
Raleigh just before he was beheaded – an illustration from circa 1860
Arms of Sir Walter Raleigh
Statue of Sir Walter Raleigh at Raleigh Convention Center
A statue of Raleigh in Greenwich, southeast London

A year later, he explored what is now Guyana and eastern Venezuela in search of Lake Parime and Manoa, the legendary city.

GDF emblem

Guyana Defence Force

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GDF emblem
GDF Force Colour
GDF Coast Guard flag
GDF Air Corps flag

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is the military of Guyana, established in 1965.

Indo-Caribbeans in the 19th century celebrating the Indian culture in West Indies through dance and music.

Indo-Caribbeans

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Indo-Caribbeans or Indian-Caribbeans are Indian people in the Caribbean who are descendants of the Jahaji Indian indentured laborers brought by the British, Dutch, and French during the colonial era from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century.

Indo-Caribbeans or Indian-Caribbeans are Indian people in the Caribbean who are descendants of the Jahaji Indian indentured laborers brought by the British, Dutch, and French during the colonial era from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century.

Indo-Caribbeans in the 19th century celebrating the Indian culture in West Indies through dance and music.
A 19th-century lithograph by Theodore Bray showing workers harvesting sugarcane on a Caribbean plantation; on the right is the European overseer.
Indian indentured laborers worked for decades for meagre wages in sugar cane plantations of the Dutch East Indies. This image from Tropenmuseum Royal Tropical Institute shows two Indo-Caribbean people walking towards the house of a Dutch engineer in a Caribbean sugar cane plantation.
Many Caribbean islands celebrate traditional Indian festivals, such as Diwali, as shown in this Divali Nagar decorations from Trinidad and Tobago.
Temple in the Sea
The 26-meter Hanuman murti in Carapichaima, a noted centre of Hindu and Indo-Trinidadian culture; it is the largest statue of Hanuman outside of India
Central Vaidic Mandir in Georgetown, Guyana
Mosque Keizerstraat

In fact, the first two shiploads of Indians arrived in British Guiana (modern-day Guyana) on May 5, 1838, on board the Whitby and Hesperus.

Providence Stadium in Guyana

Providence Stadium

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Providence Stadium in Guyana
Ground level looking out over the Pitch
Amazon Warriors vs TKR; CPL 2018 Qualifiers

The Providence Stadium or Guyana National Stadium is a sports stadium in Guyana, replacing Bourda as the national stadium.