Formerly British Guiana. Independent republic in South America. A member of the Commonwealth. Member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).


Capital: Georgetown

Principal Ports




International Country Code



English, Amerindian dialects, Caribbean Hindustani and Creole.

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

240V, 60Hz. (Inside the capital city of Georgetown, both 120V and 240V at either 50 or 60Hz are used — 50Hz is the most common).

International Direct Dialling Code

00 592


4 hours behind GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
01 Jan 2019New Year's Day
23 Feb 2019Republic Day (Mashramani / National Day)
21 Mar 2019Holi (Phagwah)Hindu Lunar
19 Apr 2019Good FridayEaster
22 Apr 2019Easter MondayEaster
01 May 2019Labour Day
05 May 2019Arrival Day
06 May 2019Arrival Day Holiday
26 May 2019Independence Day
27 May 2019Independence Day Holiday
01 Jul 2019CARICOM Day
01 Aug 2019Emancipation Day
11 Aug 2019Eid-Ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice)Muslim
12 Aug 2019Eid-Ul-Azha HolidayMuslim
27 Oct 2019Deepavali (Festival of Lights)Hindu Lunar
28 Oct 2019Deepavali HolidayHindu Lunar
09 Nov 2019Youman Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)Muslim
25 Dec 2019Christmas Day
26 Dec 2019Boxing Day


Bills of Lading

The bills of lading (B/Ls) must show:

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