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Size: Approximately 215,000 square kilometers. Land area
about 197,000 square kilometers.
Topography: Three major regions: the coastal plain
comprising only 5 percent of land area but with 90 percent of
population; the white sand belt inland from coastal plain with
hardwood forest and most of Guyana's mineral deposits; and interior
highlands, largest and southernmost of three regions consisting of
mountains, high plateaus, and savannahs.
Climate: Tropical with uniformly high temperatures and
humidity, modified slightly by trade winds along coast. Summer
rainy season countrywide and second rainy season in coastal areas.
Data as of January 1992