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  • 1. Guyana: A Cultural Study
    South America
  • 2. Location
    • 5° 00’ N, 59° 00’ W
    • 3. Between Venezuela and Suriname, north of Brazil
    • 4. Capitol Georgetown is 3,374.1 miles from Minneapolis, MN
    • 5. Flight time of 7 hours
  • Place: “A Land of Many Waters”
  • Physical Features
    • Coastal Region
    • 17. Hilly Sand Clay Belt
    • 18. Highland Region: 4 Mountain Ranges
    • 19. Imataka,northwest
    • 20. Pakaraima, west: Mt. Roraima (9,091 ft)
    • 21. Kanuka, southeast
    • 22. Acarai, south
    • 23. Kaieteur Falls (741 ft, 5 times Niagara Falls)
    • 24. 2 Interior Savannahs
  • People
    Population Pyramid:
    Age and Sex Distribution for the Year 2010
    Total Population: 744,768 (164 out of the world; United States is 3rd)
    Minneapolis + St. Paul + Brooklyn Park = 738,456
    Georgetown, Capitol: population 235,000
    Infant Mortality Rate: 37.89/1,000 (70 out of the world)
    Life Expectancy: 66.7 years
  • 25. Religions
    52% Christian
    34% Hindu
    7% Muslim
  • 26. Ethnic Groups
    East Indian 43.5%
    Black (African) 30.2%
    Mixed 16.7%
    Amerindian 9.1%
    Other 0.5%
  • 27. History
    • Caribbean and American Natives settle during the 1200s
    • 28. Dutch explorers arrive late 1500s
    • British and Dutch war throughout the 1700s
    • 29. Dutch give British Guyana in 1803
    • 30. Slavery outlawed in 1831
    • 31. Increased immigration of East Indians
    • 32. Importation of contracted Chinese laborers
    • 33. 1889: Venezuela lays claim to a large portion of northwestern Guyana
    • 34. 1899: International Tribunal declares land belongs to then British Guiana
  • Guyana Today
    Became fully independent in 1966
    Continued racial disputes between Afro-Guyanese and Indian-Guyanese
    2000: Venezuela revives its claim to land from 1889
    Suriname and Guyana dispute oil-rich land along eastern border
    Guyana Video
  • 35. International Attention
    Jim Jones, leader of the Peoples Temple cult
    Cyanide-laced FlavorAid
    Jonestown, Guyana, November 18, 1978

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