Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guyana instead of Pitcairn Islands, you would:

Basic Needs

be 64.3% less likely to have internet access


In Pitcairn Islands, approximately 100.0% of the population has internet access. In Guyana, about 35.7% do.

Geography

see 9.0 times more coastline


Pitcairn Islands has a total of 51 km of coastline. In Guyana, that number is 459 km.

Guyana: At a glance

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 196,849 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.

How big is Guyana compared to Pitcairn Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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