National Symbols of Guyana

Last updated on March 11th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

The Cooperative Republic of Guyana sits in the north of South America with borders to Venezuela in the west, Brazil in the south and west, Suriname in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the north. It is the only country with the official language English in South America. The currency used is Guyanese Dollars. The ethnicity in the country is diverse with Douglas & Creole-Mulattos, while the present religions in the country are Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam. The Guyanese capital is called Georgetown, and the country code is +592, while the official domain is “.gy.”

“One People, One Nation, One Destiny” is the symbolic motto of Guyana. The 23rd of February is celebrated as the national day since the country formed the republic in 1970 on the exact date. The old president of the country, Cheddi Jagan, has been considered the symbolic father of Guyana. Thanks to his contribution to the country, Guyana was born again with him. The leader of the largest slave revolt in British colonies was a Guianese slave from Africa and the father of Jack Gladstone, named Quamina. He is considered the national hero in Venezuela. The Guyana Flag consists of two triangles on a green background. There is a white-edged yellow triangle along with a black-edged red triangle on the left side of the flag. The coat of arms has two jaguars, a pickax, sugar cane, and a stalk of rice on its sides, along with a crown on top of the emblem. Inside the emblem is the Victoria Amazonica lily, three blue wavy lines representing the three main rivers of Guyana, and the Canje Pheasant.

Jaguars are the national symbol animals of Guyana, and the national birds are hoatzins. The Victoria Amazonica lily is the national flower, and the national fruit is coconut which groves everywhere in the country. Pepperpot is a national dish that is a stewed meat dish strongly flavored with cinnamon and cassareep. Made by boiling mauby bark, mauby is the national drink of Guyana. Dhoti And Kurta are the national dresses for Indian Guyanesens, Jorah, And Tope are the national dresses for Muslim Guyanesens, Indians, and Arabic.

Cricket is the most-loved national sport in Guyana, and the steelpan is the national instrument, a steel drum played with sticks. Guyana Botanical gardens with many different plant species are the national monument. “South America Undiscovered” is the tourist motto, and Caribbean Airlines is the national airline.

Mark Phillips is the current Prime minister of Guyana, and Irfaan Ali is the President.

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Country information

Former name(s) British Guiana
Official name(s) Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Alternative name(s) Co‑operative Republic of Guyana (official, English)
Regional location Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela
Country name etymology "Land of Many Waters" in an indigenous language
Climate Tropical; hot, humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; two rainy seasons (May to August, November to January)
Terrain Mostly rolling highlands; low coastal plain; savanna in south
Population 786,552
National Day 23 Feb 1970
Language(s) English
Religion Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam
Country code +592
Literacy rate 85.4%
Currency Guyanese dollar
Capital city Georgetown
Domain(TLD) .gy
Ethnicity Dougla and Creole-Mulatto
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Guyanese
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 214,970 km² (83,000 sq mi)
Timezone UTC-4 (AST)
Average elevation 207 m (679 ft)
Coastline 459 km
Mains electricity 110 V, 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Guyana

Flag map of Guyana

Motto of Guyana

"One People, One Nation, One Destiny"

National animal of Guyana

The National animal of Guyana is Jaguar

National Animal of Guyana - Jaguar

National flower of Guyana

The National flower of Guyana is Water Lily. Botanical name is Victoria Regia.

National flower of Guyana - Water Lily

National bird of Guyana

The National bird of Guyana is Hoatzin

National bird of Guyana - Hoatzin

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Neighbouring countries of Guyana

Guyanese Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Every story has two sides.

Good and evil often come from the same source.

When the mighty fall on hard times, they are disrespected by all.

People may look alike, but all act differently.

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