|Currency||Guyanese dollar (GYD)|
|Area|| total: 214,970 km2
water: 18,120 km2
land: 196,850 km2
|Population||767,000 (2006 est.)|
|Language||English, Amerindian dialects, Creole,|
|Religion||Christian 50%, Hindu 35%, Muslim 10%, other 5%|
|Electricity||110-240V/60Hz (USA plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC-3 to UTC-4|
Guyana, , is a country in north-eastern South America. It has an Atlantic Ocean coastline in the northeast, and lies between Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west, with Brazil to the south.
It is now the third-smallest country in South America after Suriname and Uruguay. The name Guyana (from Arawak Wayana) means "Land of many waters." It is related to the name Uruguay: River of the colorful birds, another country in South America.