20 Amazing Facts You Did Not Know About Guyana


1. According to the Worldwide Waterfall Database’s rankings of the top waterfalls in the world, Guyana is home to the No. 2 waterfall — Kaieteur Falls. This waterfall has a single drop of 741 feet. In comparison, Niagara Falls is 167 feet. It is considered to be the largest single-drop waterfall by volume in the world.

2. Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America.

3. In size, Guyana is larger than New York state but smaller than Idaho.

4. In Guyana’s total population, 36 percent of the residents are of African descent, while half of the people are of East Indian origin.

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