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Guyana Index

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

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