Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Population (million): 0.775
Total Area: 214,970km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 200.68 Guyanese $ (GYD)(2012)
National Holiday: 23 February (1966, Republic Day)
Language(s): English, Hindi, Urdu, Creole
Type of State:
Type of Government:
Unicameral parliament: The National Assembly has 65 members of which 53 are elected (proportional system) and 12 are elected by regional assemblies. 5 year term.
Head of State:
President Donald Ramotar
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds
Foreign Affairs, International Trade & Cooperation: Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett
Finance: Ashni K. Singh
Main Political Parties:
Government: the People’s Progressive Party-Civic (PPP-C): 32. Opposition: A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) 26; Alliance for Change (AFC) 7.
Last: November 28th, 2011. Next: By 2015.
Please note that the economic statistics reflect Canadian dollars and the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is currently unavailable.
|GDP: ($ billion)||2.79||1818.32|
|GDP per capita: ($)||3594.92||52209.92|
|GDP growth rate: (%)||3.35||1.84|
Canadian exports to country: $26,750,274
Canadian imports from country: $453,993,115
FDI in Canada: (2011) $ million
CDI in Guyana: (2011) $ million
Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Harry Narine Nawbatt
Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner David Devine
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF