Travel Guyana The Beautiful Land of Many Waters:
Guyana is and Indeginous word meaning -land of many waters. Guyana, located in the northeast of South America. It is also one of only 4 non Spanish-speaking countries in South America. Because of immigration they are approximately 740,000 people living in the country. The make up is Amerindians (5.3 %). Blacks (30.5 %). East Indians (51.4 %). Chinese (0.2 %). White (2.1 %). and Mixed (10 %). Columbus sited Guyana in 1498 But the dutch were the 1st Europeans to settle in Guyana around -1616.
The economy of British Guyana was completely dominated by sugarcane production until the 1880s, when falling cane sugar prices stimulated a greater shift toward rice farming, mining and forestry. However, sugarcane remained a significant part of the economy (sugar would account for nearly 50% of exports in 1959). Under the Dutch, settlement and economic activity was concentrated around sugar plantations lying inland from the coast. Under the British, cane planting expanded to richer coastal lands, with greater coastline protection. Until the of slavery in the British Empire in 1834, sugar planters relied very heavily on slave labour to produce sugar.
Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the world today-however it still one of the most beautiful places in the world.
My name is Courtney Duncan I am of Guyanese heritage-they are many things to see i Guyana-exotic birds, wild animals hundreds of waterfalls, carnivals-big snakes-danger excitemnet-Guyana as the 3rd largest wildlife conservation in the world-number one is Africa-Guyana the beautiful the birth place of my parents