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What Are the Important Landforms in Guyana?
Transcript of What Are the Important Landforms in Guyana?
History of Guyana (Summarized)
Georgetown is the capital city of Guyana. The city itself is erected with Dutch and Victorian architecture, due to its historical past as early Dutch and English colonies. Georgetown is located on the mouth of the Demerara River fronting the Atlantic Ocean, where nearly 90% of the population resides. Georgetown, originally called Stabroek, was an ideal location for European presence in the Caribbean. Thus, the city is protected by seawalls and like veins in the body, canals interweave in, out and through the city of Georgetown.
Overview of Guyana ...
Guyana is a splendid combination of the Caribbean and South America, with fascinating touches of a sometimes turbulent past. Located in between Venezuela and Surinam and holds
exceptional natural beauty that draws tourism and delivers memorable experiences to people all around the world.
Many people, including myself, believe Caribbean country to be an island. It's actually a country in between Venezuela and Surinam in Latin America. Why do people think Guyana is a Caribbean island? Guyana has a islands in the Caribbean which I will inform you about in future slides.
A Common Misconception about Guyana....
List of Main Types of Landforms in Guyana
In Guyana the majority of the land forms are rivers, islands, water falls and a couple mountains. In these slides, I will inform you about
Waterfalls one are of Guyana's well-known trademarks. Guyana proudly holds 276 waterfalls. In this section of the slide show I will inform you about one; Kaieteur Falls.
Guyana is known as the country of Six People – Africans, Amerindians, Chinese, East Indians, Europeans and Portuguese. About 50% of the people are of East Indian descent and about 30% are of black African descent. 5% percent are Native Amerindians and about 10% are of mixed background. As for the religious demographic, roughly 42% are Christian, 34% are Hindu, and 9% are Muslim. The country’s official language is English.
Guyana’s resources have been known for its timber, bauxite, gold and diamonds, and sugar cane, which were enriched by past colonial governments. Due to its rich resources, the Dutch, English, French, and Spanish struggled for years and years to possess it. But it was the Dutch who gained preeminence in power and established Stabroek (Georgetown). During the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), the British occupied the Dutch colony and renamed the capital in 1812 as Georgetown in honor of King George III.
The Guyana Mission Team invites you to pray for the Guyanese people that God would open their ears and hearts to receive the living Christ.