Capital: Georgetown

Population: 781,462 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Guyanese Dollar (GYD)

Official Language: English

Unofficial Languages: Creole, Amerindian, and others

Main Religions: Christianity, Hindu

Ethnic Groups: East Indian, Black (African), Amerindian, Mixed, and others

Largest Cities: Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam

Main Sport: Football, Cricket

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Republic Day (February 23)

Holi (March 23)

Good Friday (March 25)

Labor Day (May 1)

Arrival Day (May 5)

Independence Day (May 26)

CARICOM Day (July 4)

Emancipation Day (August 1)

Deepavali (Festival of Lights) (October 30-31)

Youman Nabi (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)