Guyana Table of Contents
Size: Approximately 215,000 square kilometers. Land area about 197,000 square kilometers.
Topography: Three major regions: the coastal plain comprising only 5 percent of land area but with 90 percent of population; the white sand belt inland from coastal plain with hardwood forest and most of Guyana's mineral deposits; and interior highlands, largest and southernmost of three regions consisting of mountains, high plateaus, and savannahs.
Climate: Tropical with uniformly high temperatures and humidity, modified slightly by trade winds along coast. Summer rainy season countrywide and second rainy season in coastal areas.
Data as of January 1992