Capital city: Georgetown
Currency: Guyanese dollar (GYD)
GDP USD$6.1 billion
GDP per capita: USD$7,888
Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America (bordered by Brazil and Venezuela).
The major tourist attraction in Guyana is Kaieteur Falls (which is located in Kaieteur National Park in the centre of Guyana's rainforest). Kaieteur Falls is the world's largest single drop waterfall by the volume of water flowing over it. At 226 metres, Kaieteur Falls is four times higher than Niagara Falls (on the border between Canada and the United States).
In 1978, Guyana became forever associated with Jim Jones and his American cult, Peoples Temple. James Warren Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American religious and cult leader, who believed communism was the correct social order, in compliance with God's will. In the settlement they created in the jungles of Guyana (called Jonestown), 918 members of the cult died when they drank Kool Aid laced with cyanide. This included over 300 children.
Non-resident Guyana companies are only taxed on income derived from Guyana. This means their overseas income is tax-free.