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Climate: July-November is the best time to visit, although the rest of the year is manageable. The two rainy seasons are mid-November through January and May-August. Even then, it generally doesn't rain enough to ruin a trip if you stick to the coast (most rainfall occurs inland). Guyana's high temperatures (about 85-90 F/30-32 during the day and 68-72 F/20-22 at night) are somewhat tempered by the trade winds. An umbrella is recommended whenever you visit - not just for occasional downpours, but also for protection from the sun.
Yahoo weather forecast for a number of locations in Guyana.
Coordinates: 5 00 N, 59 00 W
Currency: The official currency of Guyana is the Guyana dollar. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter.
Economy: The Guyanese economy has exhibited moderate economic growth since 1999, based on an expansion in the agricultural and mining sectors, a more favorable atmosphere for business initiatives, a more realistic exchange rate, fairly low inflation, and the continued support of international organizations.
Electricity: 110/220 50/60cycles.
Official Language: English is the official language. Creole is also widely spoken throughout Guyana.
Political Status: Republic within the Commonwealth
Population: 698,209 (July 2002 est.)
Time: The Standard Time in Guyana is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4). Guyana does not operate Daylight-Saving Time. Click here for the current local time in Georgetown.