Guyana Population and Religion Percentage

Guyana officially the Co‑operative Republic of Guyana is a country on the northern mainland of South America. Guyana is the third-smallest sovereign state by area in mainland South America after Uruguay and Suriname & also the second-least populous sovereign state in South America after Suriname.

The total Land Area of Guyana is 196,849 sq. km (76,004 sq. mi) & the Population Density of Guyana is 4 per sq. Km (10 people per sq. mi). As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the estimated population of  Guyana in 2023 is 819,594 (8.20 Lakh). 

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Guyana Demography
 Guyana Demography
Total Population819,594 (0.8 million)
Global Rank165
Land Area 196,849 sq. km (76,004 sq. mi)
Area Rank83
Pop. Density4 people/sq. km
Capital CityGeorgetown

Source: UN World Population Prospects

Religion in Guyana

Guyana is a religiously diverse country with a Christian majority. As per the census estimates, 64% of the population follows Christianity. Next comes Hinduism with 24.8% population and Islam with 6.8% population. Other religions are at 2.6% of the population and 3.1% follow No religion.

Religion in Guyana

  • Christians – 64%
  • Hindu – 24.8%
  • Muslim – 6.8%
  • Other – 2.6%
  • None – 3.1%

Guyana Ethinic Composition

Guyana has a diverse ethnic population. The largest group is the Indo-Guyanese, who make up about 40% of the population. They are descendants of indentured laborers who came from India to replace African workers in plantation work. Afro-Guyanese, who are of African descent, make up about 30% of the population, while people of mixed ancestry (mainly African and European ancestry) constitute approximately 20% of the population. Additionally, the indigenous peoples of Guyana make up about 10% of the population.

Ethnic Composition

  • Ind0-Guyanese – 40%
  • Africans – 30%
  • Mixed Race – 20%
  • Indigenous – 10%
Top Cities in Guyana by Population
3New Amsterdam17,329
7Rose Hall4,413
Population of Guyana 2024 | Religion in Guyana

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