The indigenous people of Guyana come from several Native American tribes, including the Arawak and Carib tribes. European explorers arrived in Guyana, and the Dutch established settlements from 1616 to 1752. The Dutch ceded control of the region to the British in 1814, and it became the colony of British Guiana. The country gained independence from Britain on May 26, 1966, becoming a republic in 1970.
Regions and Cities of Guyana
Guyana is separated into ten regions:
Economy of Guyana
Guyana's economy is primarily based on agricultural products, especially rice and sugar, followed by mining of various minerals and natural resources, including bauxite, gold, and diamonds. Demerara sugar, a form of natural cane sugar that comes from the region of the same name, makes up about 28 percent of Guyana's economy.
|Demerara-Mahaica||310,320||2,233||862||Paradise||EDem (part), WDem (part)|
|East Berbice-Corentyne||123,695||36,255||13,998||New Amsterdam||EBer (most), Rupununi (part)|
|Essequibo Islands-West Demerara||103,061||3,755||1,450||Vreed en Hoop||EssIs (most), WDem (part)|
|Mahaica-Berbice||52,428||4,170||1,610||Fort Wellington||WBer, EBer (part), WBer (part)|
|Pomeroon-Supenaam||49,253||6,195||2,392||Anna Regina||Ess (most), EssIs (part), NW (part)|
|Potaro-Siparuni||10,095||20,052||7,742||Mahdia||MazP (part), Rupununi (part)|
|Upper Demerara-Berbice||41,112||17,081||6,595||Linden||WDem (most); EBer, MazP, Rup (parts)|
|Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo||19,387||57,790||22,313||Lethem||Rupununi (part)|
Note : - Population: 2002-09-15 census
Last Updated On : February 01, 2013