Guayana - Guyana is a country located on the northern coast...

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Guyana is a country located on the northern coast of South America. It is bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by Suriname. On the south side Guyana is bordered by Brazil, and on the west side is Brazil and Venezuela. Guyana achieved its independence on May 26, 1966 when it broke away from Britain. Land and Resources Guyana has three different major geographical regions. These consist of a belt of soil which ranges from five to forty miles, a dense forest area which makes up about four- fifths of the country and a region of savanna. The country also has many rivers that have some spectacular waterfalls and one river has the highest single-drop waterfall in the world. These rivers are navigable from the sea to about one- hundred miles inland, after that they are no longer navigable due to rapids and falls. Natural Resources The lands of Guyana have many valuable natural resources. Within the lands you can find gold, diamonds, kaolin, manganese and bauxite. If you were to travel a little ways off shore, you could also locate some petroleum. These natural resources are very important in helping out the economy of this poor country. The lands have much resource also found in the vegetation and the forests. The plants and trees are documented for their abnormal size and density. Guyana has an excellent lumber industry, they sell some of the finest greenheart as well as mora. Within the forests are a big variety of wildlife which can range from deer to anteater and a few types of monkeys. The birds are very diverse, they consist of for example sugarbirds, cotingas and manakins all which feed on Guyana's vast array of insects. i Population , Education and Culture Guyana has an estimated 800,000 people or on an average of 3.8 people per
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2009 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Wilis during the Fall '08 term at Academy of Art University.

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Guayana - Guyana is a country located on the northern coast...

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