The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is the only nation state of the Commonwealth of Nations on the mainland of South America. It is north of the Equator but in the tropics and has coast on the Atlantic Ocean. Guyana is bordered to the east by ► Suriname, to the south and southwest by ► Brazil and to the west by ► Venezuela. It is the third smallest country on the mainland of South America and approximately the size of Great Britain. Guyana is the only South American country whose official language is English, and is one of only two remaining countries on mainland America whose traffic still drives on the left.
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Independent country since 1966
Republic since 1970
This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.
Antique map of Guyana by Janssonius (1636)
18th century map of Venezuela and the Guyanas
Boundary lines of British Guiana on the map of Scottish Geographical Magazine, 1896
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