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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Republic of Guyana
Head of State : Donald Ramotar
Population : 767.09 Thousand
Capital City : Georgetown
Largest City : Georgetown
Languages : English (official), Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urdu
Monetary Unit : Guyanese Dollar (GYD)
GDP (USD) : 3.17 Billion (2014)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 230.91 million (2012)
GNI (USD) : 3.17 Billion (2015)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 1.58 Billion (2014)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 2.5 Billion (2014)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 66.41 Years (2014)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 12.53 million (2013)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 102.28 million (2013)
Location & Geography
Guyana is situated on the North-eastern coast of South America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the North, Suriname in the East, Brazil in the South and South-west and Venezuela in the North-west. About 35 percent of the country lies in the Amazon Basin. The name Guyana is derived from an American aboriginal word meaning ‘land of many waters’. The word aptly describes the country with its extensive network of rivers, waterfalls and creeks. The terrain is covered mostly with rolling highlands. Low coastal plains and savanna lie to the South. Forests and woodlands cover 83 percent of the area. The mountains include the Pakaraima Range which lies along the Western boundary between the Waini and Rupununi Rivers near the Brazilian Border. Since it is situated in the tropics, Guyana has an equatorial climate.
Investment Profile
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Investment Opportunities
Design, And Supply Of Lowvoltage Switchgear
Energy, Power and Electrical | February 6, 2017
Provision of Financial Strategy Consultant
Banking And Finance | November 3, 2015
Supply of Agrochemicals - Asulox, Starane, Glyphosate, Arsenal to Guysuco for the year 2015
Agriculture, Food and Beverages, Industry | October 15, 2015