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Guyana

Long Name: Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Location: Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela

Area: 83,000 sq. mi. (214,970 sq. km)

Climate: tropical; hot, humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; two rainy seasons (May to August, November to January)

Terrain: mostly rolling highlands; low coastal plain; savanna in south

Population: 770,794

Population Growth Rate: 0.211% Birth Rate (per 1,000): 17.85 Death Rate (per 1,000): 8.29

Life Expectancy: 66.43 years

Ethnic Groups: East Indian 43.5%, black (African) 30.2%, mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.1%, other 0.5%

Religion: Hindu 28.4%, Pentecostal 16.9%, Roman Catholic 8.1%, Anglican 6.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 5%, Methodist 1.7%, Jehovah Witness 1.1%, other Christian 17.7%, Muslim 7.2%, other 4.3%, none 4.3%

Languages: English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urd

Literacy: 98.8%

Government Type: republic

Capital: Georgetown

Independence: 26 May 1966 (from United Kingdom)

GDP Per Capita: $3,700

Occupations: N/A

Currency: Guyanese dollar (GYD)

Haiti

Long Name: Republic of Haiti

Location: Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic

Area: 10,714 sq. mi. (27,750 sq. km)

Climate: tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds

Terrain: mostly rough and mountainous

Population: 8,924,553 Population Growth Rate: 2.493%

Birth Rate (per 1,000): 35.69

Death Rate (per 1,000): 10.15

Life Expectancy: 57.56 years

Ethnic Groups: black 95%, mulatto and white 5%

Religion: Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3% (voodoo practiced by about half the population)

Languages: French (official), Creole (official)

Literacy: 52.9%

Government Type: republic

Capital: Port-au-Prince

Independence: 1 January 1804 (from France)

GDP Per Capita: $1,300

Occupations: agriculture 66%, industry 9%, services 25%

Currency: gourde (HTG)

Honduras

Long Name: Republic of Honduras

Location: Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua

Area: 43,278 sq. mi. (112,090 sq. km)

Climate: subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains

Terrain: mostly mountains in interior, narrow coastal plains

Population: 7,639,327 Population Growth Rate: 2.024%

Birth Rate (per 1,000): 26.93

Death Rate (per 1,000): 5.36

Life Expectancy: 69.37 years

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) 90%, Amerindian 7%, black 2%, white 1%

Religion: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%

Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialects

Literacy: 80%

Government Type: democratic constitutional republic

Capital: Tegucigalpa

Independence: 15 September 1821 (from Spain)

GDP Per Capita: $4,300

Occupations: agriculture 34%, industry 23%, services 43%

Currency: lempira (HNL)

Hungary

Long Name: Republic of Hungary

Location: Central Europe, northwest of Romania

Area: 35,919 sq. mi. (93,030 sq. km)

Climate: temperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers

Terrain: mostly flat to rolling plains; hills and low mountains on the Slovakian border

Population: 9,930,915

Population Growth Rate: -0.254%

Birth Rate (per 1,000): 9.59

Death Rate (per 1,000): 12.99

Life Expectancy: 73.18 years

Ethnic Groups: Hungarian 92.3%, Roma 1.9%, other or unknown 5.8%

Religion: Roman Catholic 51.9%, Calvinist 15.9%, Lutheran 3%, Greek Catholic 2.6%, other Christian 1%, other or unspecified 11.1%, unaffiliated 14.5%

Languages: Hungarian 93.6%, other or unspecified 6.4%

Literacy: 99.4%

Government Type: parliamentary democracy

Capital: Budapest

Independence: 25 December 1000 (crowning of King Stephen I, traditional founding date)

GDP Per Capita: $19,300

Occupations: agriculture 5.5%, industry 33.3%, services 61.2%

Currency: forint (HUF)

 
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