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Culture of Guyana

People in Guyana speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Guyana is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Guyana is 0.0688. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 28.4% of Guyana's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Guyana.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Guyana is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Guyana is considered to be 0. According to data on inbound tourists in Guyana, 200,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Guyana is called 'Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains'. It was adopted in 1966. The lyrics have been written by Archibald Leonard Luker and the music has been composed by Robert Cyril Gladstone Potter.

Fast food

Around 17% of the population of Guyana are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Guyana consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 23% beer, 0.3% wine, 76.6% distilled spirits, 0.1% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Guyana is pepperpot.