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 2020New Year's Day
23 Feb 2020Republic Day (Mashramani / National Day)
24 Feb 2020Republic Day Holiday
02 Mar 2020Public Holiday (General Elections)2020 Only
10 Mar 2020Holi (Phagwah)Hindu Lunar
10 Apr 2020Good FridayEaster
13 Apr 2020Easter MondayEaster
01 May 2020Labour Day
05 May 2020Arrival Day
26 May 2020Independence Day
06 Jul 2020CARICOM Day
31 Jul 2020Eid-Ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice)Muslim
01 Aug 2020Emancipation Day
30 Oct 2020Youman Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)Muslim
14 Nov 2020Deepavali (Festival of Lights)Hindu Lunar
25 Dec 2020Christmas Day
26 Dec 2020Boxing Day


Bills of Lading

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

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