Guyana

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National Data

Guyana Flag Guyana Flag
Country Guyana
Country code GY
City Georgetown
Form of government Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Size in km² 196850
Population 767085
Year of construction 1834


Building

Type Horseshoe
Volume 17900
Architect Joseph Hadfield (GB)


Wikipedia

Guyana's Parliament Building, designed by Joseph Hadfield, was built on a foundation of greenheart logs. The foundation stone was laid in 1829 and, in April 1834, the structure, stuccoed to resemble stone blocks, was completed.

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Introduction

This parliament building is a good example of 19th century neo-renaissance architecture. The walls of the plenary hall are made from mahogany and the floors are of local greenheart wood, which is an extremely hard and robust species and difficult to work using conventional hand tools.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 65 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 7.200
Number of women 21 HDI 0,636
Pop. per MP 11.117 Democracy index 6,05
CO2 total 2.758 CO2 per capita 3,43

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