Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Guyana-South America - Introduction

The name Guyana is derived from Guiana, an American Indian word meaning, "land of many waters", according to the oxford dictionary.It is a little known part of South America between the rivers Orinoco, Amazon, and its tributory Rio Negro and Atlantic Ocean. Politically Guiana is divided into three colonies, one British, one French, and the other Dutch.Along the coast and on the banks of numerous rivers live the scanty population.Farther inlands the country rises into rocky hilly plateau, 3000 to 4000 fthigh covered with impenetrable forests, broken by grassy plainsor savannahs.The ranges of low mountains and hills which traverse this plateau are rich in gold, aluminium ore, and other minerals. In the hot moist climate vegetation flourishes. 
(Princess Margaret visits British Guiana)