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Guyana is officially named the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Guyana is officially named the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, and is the only nation state of the Commonwealth of Nations on the mainland of South America. Guyana lies north of the equator, in the tropics, and is located on the Atlantic Ocean.
The flag of Guyana, known as The Golden Arrowhead, was adopted in 1966. It was designed by Dr. Whitney Smith, a prominent American vexillologist. The colours are symbolic: green for agriculture and forests, white for rivers and water, gold for mineral wealth, black for endurance, and red for zeal and dynamism.
The flag of Guyana, known as The Golden Arrowhead
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Guyana is bordered to the east by Suriname, to the south and southwest by Brazil and to the west by Venezuela. 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.
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Culturally it is more associated with the Caribbean than with Latin America and is the only English-speaking country in South America. It is also one of 4 non-Spanish-speaking nations on the continent, along with Brazil (Portuguese), Suriname (Dutch) and French Guiana (French).
he Coat of arms of Guyana was granted by Parliament on 25 February 1966 The Coat of arms of Guyana was granted by Parliament on 25 February 1966. It includes a crest of an Amerindian head-dress symbolizing the indigenous people of the country, this crest is also called the Cacique's Crown; two diamonds at the sides of the head-dress representing mining industry.

A helmet; two jaguars as supporters holding a pick axe, sugar cane, and a stalk of rice; a shield decorated with the Victoria regia lily, Guyana's national flower; three blue wavy lines representing the three main rivers of Guyana; and the national bird, the Canje Pheasant.

The national motto, "One people, One Nation, One Destiny", appears on the scroll below the shield.

Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning "Land of many waters" Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning "Land of many waters". The country can be characterized by its vast rain forests dissected by numerous rivers, creeks and waterfalls, notably Kaieteur Falls on the Potaro River.
Guyana's tepuis are famous for being the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel The Lost World. The country enjoys a diverse, multicultural society, high floral and faunal biodiversity, prize-winning rum, and Demerara sugar. Guyana is also known internationally for being the site of the notorious Jonestown Massacre.
The country enjoys a diverse, multicultural society, high floral and faunal biodiversity, prize-winning rum, and Demerara sugar.

 
 
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