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GUYANA:WELCOME TO THE CARIBBEAN PARADISE!!


HI,I AM KATIE FROM GUYANA.I AM FOURTEEN YEARS OLD.I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE MORE SOPHISTICATED ABOUT THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD.SO THIS IS MY BLOG ON GUYANA,MY BEAUTIFUL PARADISE.


GUYANA:THE LAND OF MANY WATERS
GUYANA IS A DENSELY-FORESTED PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR WATERFALLS,DISTINCTIVELY LARGE PLANTS AND TREES,A TROPICAL RAIN FOREST WITH EXOTIC SPECIES OF BIRDS,MAMMALS,INSECTS AND REPTILES.


GUYANA IS LOCATED ON THE NORTHERN COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA,EAST OF VENEZUELA,WEST OF SURINAME,AND NORTH OF BRAZIL.A TROPICAL FOREST COVERS MORE THAN 80% OF THE COUNTRY.


TOTAL AREA:83,OOO SQUARE MILES
POPULATION(2007 EST.):769,095
CAPITAL:GEORGETOWN
TOWNS:GEORGETOWN,ROSE HALL,CORRIVERTON,NEW AMSTERDAM,ANNA REGINA,LINDEN
MONETARY UNIT:GUYANESE DOLLAR
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE:ENGLISH
ETHNICITY:EAST INDIAN,AFICANS,EUROPEANS,PORTUGUESE,CHINESE,AMERINDIANS
LITERACY RATE:99%
MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRIES:BAUXITE,SUGAR,RICE,CATTLE,MANUFACTURING,FOREST PRODUCTS,GOLD&FISHING.
GUYANA WAS ONCE A BRITISH COLONY.IT GAINED ITS INDEPENDENCE ON MAY 26,1966.IT BECAME A CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC ON FEBRUARY 23,1970.THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF GUYANA WAS MR.ARTHUR CHUNG,A CHINESE.


THE NATIONAL COAT-OF-ARMS
GUYANA HAS TEN ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS.
REGION ONE:BARIMA- WAINI
REGION TWO:POMEROON -SUPENAAM
REGION THREE:ESSEQUIBO ISLANDS-WEST DEMERARA
REGION FOUR:DEMERARA-MAHAICA
REGION FIVE:MAHAICA-BERBICE
REGION SIX:EAST BERBICE-CORENTYNE
REGION SEVEN:CUYUNI-MAZARUNI
REGION EIGHT:POTARO-SIPARUNI
REGION NINE:UPPER TAKUTU-UPPER ESSEQUIBO
REGION TEN:UPPER DEMERARA-UPPER BERBICE


RELIGION:
CHRISTIANITY
HINDUISM
ISLAM
NATIONAL PLEDGE
I PLEDGE MYSELF TO HONOUR ALWAYS THE FLAG OF GUYANA,
AND TO BE LOYAL TO MY COUNTRY,
TO BE OBEDIENT TO THE LAWS OF GUYANA,
TO LOVE MY FELLOW CITIZENS AND TO DEDICATE MY ENERGIES
TOWARDS THE HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY OF GUYANA.


GUYANA ENJOYS A TROPICAL,HOT,HUMID CLIMATE.ON THE COASTLANDS THERE ARE TWO DRY SEASONS AND TWO WET SEASONS(MAY TO MID-AUGUST AND MID-NOVEMBER TO MID-JANUARY)WITH HEAVY RAINS FROM MAY TO JULY.
"The National Anthem"
National Anthem of Guyana
Lyrics: A.L. Lucker Music: R.C.G. Potter

Dear land of Guyana, of rivers and plains,
Made rich by the sunshine and lush by the rains,
Set gemlike and fair between mountains and sea,
Your children salute you, dear land of the free.


Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore,
Both bondsmen and free, laid their bones on your shore;
This soil so they hallowed, and from them are we,
All sons of one mother, Guyana the free.


Great land of Guyana, diverse though our strains,
We are born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains,
And ours is the glory their eyes did not see,
One land of six peoples, united and free.


Dear land of Guyana, to you will we give
Our homage, our service, each day that we live;
God guard you, great Mother, and make us to be
More worthy our heritage - land of the free.




GUYANESE FOOD
FRIED RICE
COOK-UP-RICE
PEPPER-POT
METAGEE
GARLIC PORK
BEEF STEW
PANCAKES
ROTI AND CURRY
SWEET MEATS SUCH AS METHAI
CHOWMEIN
VERMICELLI


THIS IS THE 1763 MONUMENT
NATIONAL MONUMENTS
FORT NOVA ZEELANDIA
FORT KYK-OVER-AL
FORT NASSAU
THE CHATEAU MARGOT CHIMNEY
ST.ANDREW'S KIRK
DAMON'S MONUMENT
THE 1763 MONUMENT
THE ENMORE MARTYRS' MONUMENT
THE STATUE OF HUBERT NATHANIEL CRITCHLOW


ST.GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL
THIS IS THE TALLEST WOODEN BUILDING IN THE WORLD.IT IS LOCATED IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF GEORGETOWN.


THE UMANA YANA
IT WAS ERECTED BY THE WAI-WAI AMERINDIANS,ONE OF THE NINE TRIBES OF AMERINDIANS IN GUYANA.THE UMANA YANA IS AN AMERINDIAN WORD MEANING"MEETING PLACE."IT WAS ERECTED FOR THE NON-ALIGNED FOREIGN MINISTERS CONFERENCE IN AUGUST 1972 AS A V.I.P LOUNGE AND RECREATION CENTRE.


HI,THIS IS MY BEAUTIFUL HOME COUNTRY,GUYANA.


THIS IS THE MAJESTIC KAIETEUR FALLS FOUND IN GUYANA.IT IS THE WORLD'S HIGHEST SINGLE-DROP
WATERFALL WITH 741 FEET.


PICTURED ABOVE IS THE'OLD RESIDENCE' FOUND IN GUYANA.


THIS IS BISHOP'S HIGH SCHOOL FOUND IN GEORGETOWN,THE CAPITAL CITY OF GUYANA.


THE CANJIE PHEASANT:GUYANA'S NATIONAL BIRD


THIS IS A LEOPARD AT THE NATIONAL ZOO.


THE ARAPAIMA:THIS IS THE LARGEST FRESHWATER FISH IN SOUTH AMERICA.IT IS FOUND IN GUYANA.


THIS IS A PARROT IN THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST OF GUYANA.


THE TOWN HALL


GUYANA WAS THE HOST FOR THE ICC WORLD CUP CRICKET 2007.THIS IS THE PROVIDENCE STADIUM.


THIS IS A PHOTO OF A GUYANESE WOMAN CELEBRATING MASHRAMANI.
MASHRAMANI
IT IS CELEBRATED IN OBSERVANCE OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF GUYANA'S REPUBLICAN STATUS.MASHRAMANI IS AN AMERINDIAN WORD MEANING,"CELEBRATION AFTER HARD CO-OPERATIVE WORK."IT IS OBSERVED BY ALL GUYANESE.IT IS CHARACTERISED BY CALYPSO AND STEEL BAND COMPETITIONS,CHILDREN'S COSTUME COMPETITIONS,FLOATS AND COSTUME BANDS PARADES AND MASQUERADES BANDS COMPETITIONS.


THIS IS THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING IN GEORGETOWN.


PAKARAIMA MOUNTAINS


VICTORIA LAW COURTS IN GEORGETOWN.


RED HIBISCUS


CITY HALL.


GUYANA'S NATIONAL FLOWER:VICTORIA REGIA LILY


PALM TREES.


THE HARPY EAGLE: IT IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST AND MOST POWERFUL EAGLES.IT IS FOUND IN GUYANA


A MOST SCENIC VIEW.


GUYANA WON THE FIRST EVER STANFORD 20/20 CRICKET FINALS IN 2006.
PLAYING CRICKET IS A GREAT PASSION THROUGHOUT THE WEST INDIES.IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT KEEPS US ALL UNITED!!


THE RAIN FOREST OF GUYANA.


THANKS FOR VISITING MY SITE.I HOPE NOW THAT THIS BLOG HAS HELPED YOU TO LEARN ABOUT GUYANA.
THIS BLOG WAS SELECTED AS BLOG OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER,2007.VISIT MY OTHER SITES ON TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND JAMAICA.


SEAWALLS AT LOW TIDE.



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