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Guyana

Guyana Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Barbados (M) Brazil (L) Suriname Trinidad and Tobago (M) Venezuela

Definitions

  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Length of border with Brazil: Length in kilometers of each country's border with Brazil. Brazil has borders with ten different countries, totalling 16,885 kilometres (10,492 mi). That puts it in the 3rd place in the countries with the longest international land borders.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Full name Co-operative Republic of Guyana 2013
Independence day date May 26 1966
Land border length 2,462 km 2014 76th out of 200
Length of border with Brazil 1,606 km 2014 5th out of 10
National anthems Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains 2011
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 4 2014 26th out of 171
Overview

Guyana boasts a remarkably rich ecology, but also has one of South America's poorest economies.

Tropical rainforests - filled with distinctive plants and trees, teeming with exotic birds, insects and mammals - are a big draw for eco-tourists.

But political troubles, ethnic tension and economic mismanagement have left the former British colony with serious economic problems.


Full Article
2013

SOURCES: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states; Wikipedia: List of national independence days (List); Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land borders (Land borders) (Note: land border lengths will vary depending on the scale by which they are measured, and therefore these figures without a source accompanied by an explanation of how they were measured and at what scale makes comparisons impossible; for more information see coastline paradox .); CIA World Factbook: Brazil; Wikipedia: List of national anthems (Anthems of United Nations member states) ("List of Member States" . United Nations . Retrieved 2011-07-21 .); Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land and maritime borders; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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