Climate: tropical; hot, humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; two rainy seasons (May to August, November to January)

 

Terrain: mostly rolling highlands; low coastal plain; savanna in south

 

Natural Resources:  bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish

 

Natural Hazards: flash floods are a constant threat during rainy seasons

 

Population: 770,794

 

Ethnic Groups: East Indian 43.5%, black (African) 30.2%, mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.1%, other 0.5% (2002 census)

 

Religions: Hindu 28.4%, Pentecostal 16.9%, Roman Catholic 8.1%, Anglican 6.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 5%, Methodist 1.7%, Jehovah Witness 1.1%, other Christian 17.7%, Muslim 7.2%, other 4.3%, none 4.3% (2002 census)

 

Export Partners: Canada 18.7%, US 16.5%, UK 9.1%, Portugal 7.6%, Trinidad and Tobago 5.2%, France 4.7%, Netherlands 4.6%, Jamaica 4% (2007)

 

Import Partners: Trinidad and Tobago 26.2%, US 20.5%, Cuba 7.2%, China 7.1%, UK 5.4% (2007)

 

For more facts and info on Guyana go to CIA World Fact Book