According to COUNTRYAAH, Guyana is a State of South America (214,999 km²). Capital: Georgetown. Administrative division: regions (10). Population: 766,000 residents (2008 estimate). Language: English (official), Creole-English, Indian idioms (Hindī, Urdu etc.). Religion: Hindus 28.8%, Protestants 18.7%, other Christians 17.9%, Catholics 8.1%, Muslims 7.3%, Anglicans 7%, non-religious / atheists 4.3%, others 7.9 %. Monetary unit: Guyanese dollar (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.725 (110th place). Borders: Venezuela (NW), Atlantic Ocean (NE), Suriname (E), Brazil (S and SW). Member of: Commonwealth, CSM, OAS, OCI, UN and WTO, EU associate.
Already a British colony, independent since 1966, on the basis of the 1970 Constitution (later amended in 1980, with the introduction of bipartisanism), Guyana is a presidential cooperative republic within the Commonwealth, inspired by a socialist model. Head of State is the President of the Republic, elected every 5 years by universal suffrage. The president exercises executive power assisted by the prime minister, appointed by him, and by the Council of Ministers, who is accountable to the National Assembly; the latter, elected for a five-year mandate, is entrusted with the legislative power. The system of law in use is based on the British Common Law, with some mixes deriving from Roman and Dutch law; however, international jurisdiction is not accepted. Justice is administered by the Supreme Court, which is made up of a High Court and appellate courts. The death penalty is in force in the country. Defense is organized in the three traditional forces: army, navy, air force; military service is not compulsory and is carried out on a voluntary basis from the age of 18. Regarding the school organization, since 1976 the state has assumed responsibility for all private schools (including those run by the Church). Education is free and compulsory up to 14 years of age. Primary education is given from the age of 6 and lasts for a period of 6 years; secondary education, on the other hand, lasts five years. Higher education is given at the University of Guyana (1963) and in several institutes. The illiteracy rate in the country is very low: 1% in 2005. higher education is given in the University of Guyana (1963) and in several institutes. The illiteracy rate in the country is very low: 1% in 2005. higher education is given in the University of Guyana (1963) and in several institutes. The illiteracy rate in the country is very low: 1% in 2005.
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Temperatures, precipitation in Georgetown (Guyana)
|Daytime temperature||29 ° C||29 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||30 ° C||29 ° C|
|Night temperature||23 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C|
|Water temperature||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||27 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||185||88||111||140||288||328||268||201||97||107||186||262|
The annual average temperature in Georgetown is 26.8 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is October (27.6 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 26 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Georgetown is 28 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 2261 mm on 174 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of January, May, June, July, August, November and December are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, about 1718 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Georgetown.