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Brief country profile on health management

Republic of Guyana

Capital: Georgetown
Population: 762,000
Land Surface: 215,000 km2
Population Density: 3.6 persons/km2
Urban Population: 28.4%
Population Growth Rate: -0.1%
Currency: Guyanese dollar

2 - Socioeconomics Indicators:

SOCIOECONOMIC INDICATORS

Position in the HDI:

 114*

GDP per capita 

$2,782 (2009 in US dollars)*

Human Poverty Level

 10.2*

*UNDP Human Development Report 2009

3 - Administrative Divisions:

Guyana is divided into ten administrative regions.

Region

 Capital

Surface Area (Km2)

Estimated population

Barima-Waini

 Mabaruma

20,339 

24,275 

Cuyuni-Mazaruni

 Bartica

47,213 

17,597 

Demerara-Mahaica

 Paradise

2,233 

310,320 

East Berbice-Corentyne

 New Amsterdam

36,255 

123,695 

Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

 Vreed en Hoop

3,755 

103,061 

Mahaica_Berbice

 Fort Wellington

4,170 

52,428 

Pomeroon_Supenaam

 Anna Regina

6,195 

49,253 

Potaro-Siparuni

 Mahdia

20,052 

10,095 

Upper Demerara-Berbice

 Linden

17,081 

41,112 

Ipper Takutu-Upper Essequibo

 Lethem

57,790 

19,387 

 

 

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