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Cooperative Republic of Guyana (Guyana)

Guyana

Also known as: le Guyana (français), Guyana (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski, Português), 圭亞那 (正體中文), ガイアナ (日本語), Guiana (latine)

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Roman Rite (1): Georgetown


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Apostolic Nunciature: Guyana Archbishop Santiago De Wit Guzmán (59)

Conference of Bishops: Antilles Episcopal Conference (A.E.C.) Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon (65)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (63)

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Geography

Continent: South America

Capital: Georgetown

Area: 196,849 km²

Population: 735,554

Former Name: British Guiana

Neighbouring Countries: Venezuela Venezuela, → Suriname Suriname, ↓ Brazil Brazil

Cultural Summary

Religions: Protestant 34.8% (Pentecostal 22.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 5.4%, Anglican 5.2%, Methodist 1.4%), Hindu 24.8%, Roman Catholic 7.1%, Muslim 6.8%, Jehovah's Witness 1.3%, Rastafarian 0.5%, other Christian 20.8%, other 0.9%, none 3.1%

Languages: English (official), Guyanese Creole, Amerindian languages (including Caribbean and Arawak languages), Indian languages (including Caribbean Hindustani, a dialect of Hindi), Chinese

Ethnic Groups: East Indian 39.8%, black (African) 29.3%, mixed 19.9%, Amerindian 10.5%, other 0.5% (includes Portuguese, Chinese, white)

Motto: One People, One Nation, One Destiny (English)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 214,969 km²

Catholic Population: 53,000 Catholics (6.9% of 773,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 24 parishes, 94 mission stations (without resident priest)

Clergy: 1 bishop (diocesan), 38 priests (5 diocesan, 33 religious)

Non-Clergy: 61 religious (4 brothers, 57 sisters), 292 catechists

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Last updated on 2024.04.05

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