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Appendix A. Tables

Table 1. Metric Conversion Coofficients and Factors

When you kowMultiply byTo find
Millimeters0.04inches
Centimeters0.39inches
Meters3.3feet
Kilometers0.62miles
Hectares2.47acres
Square kilometers0.39square miles
Cubic meters35.3cubic feet
Liters0.26gallons
Kilograms2.2pounds
Metric tons0.98long tons
1.1short tons
2,204pounds
Degrees Celsius (Centigrade)1.8 and add 32degrees Fahrenheit

Table 2. Guyana: Ethnic Groups, 1960, 1970, and 1980

(in percentages)
Ethnic Group196019701980
Indo-Guyanese475251
Afro-Guyanese454242
Amerindian444
European32---1
Asian1--- 2---1
TOTAL100100100

1 In the 1980 census, Europeans and Asians were grouped together as "other" and were 3 percent of the population.
2 Less than 1 percent.

Source: Based on information from Federal Republic of Germany, Statistisches Bundesamt, Landerbericht Guyana, 1989, Wiesbaden, 1989, 19.

Table 3. Guyana: Population Statistics by District, 1970

District in 1970 (District in 1991)1Total PopulationPercentage of Total Population
East Demerara (Demerara-Mahaica)338,00048.3
East Berbice (East Berbice-Corentyne)132,50018.9
Essequibo and Essequibo Islands2 (Pomeroon- Supenaam and Essequibo Islands-West Demerara)57,2008.2
Mazaruni-Potaro (Cuyuni-Mazaruni)12,7001.8
Northwest District (Barima-Waini)16,2002.3
Rupununi (Potaro-Siparuni and Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo districts)14,2002.0
West Demerara78,30011.2
West Berbice (Mahaica-Berbice)50,8007.3
TOTAL699,900100.0

1 Boundaries for districts in 1991 only approximate those in 1970. The new district of Upper Demerara-Berbice was created from parts of West Demarara and East Berbice. The old district of West Demerara was divided into Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica, and Upper Demerara-Berbice.
2 The 1970 census combined Essequibo and Essequibo Islands.

Source: Based on information from Federal Republic of Germany, Statistisches Bundesamt, Landerbericht Guyana, 1987, Wiesbaden, 1987, 18.

Table 4. Guyana: Religious Affiliation, 1960 and 1990

(in percentages)
Religion19601990
Christian5752
Hindu3434
Other*914
TOTAL100100

*Predominantly Muslim.

Source: Based on information from Federal Republic of Germany, Statistisches Bundesamt, Landerbericht Guyana, 1987, Wiesbaden, 1987, 19.

Table 5. Guyana: Student Enrollment, Selected Years, 1969-70 to 1979-80

Level/Type1969-701975-761977- 781979-80
Primary163,100196,300*166,200*164,800
Secondary18,10046,600
Trade school2,0003,0003,8003,600
Teachers' college5006001,0001,100
University of Guyana1,1001,7521,5361,889

*Combined primary and secondary school enrollment.

Source: Based on information from Federal Republic of Germany, Statistisches Bundesamt, Landerbericht Guyana, 1987, Wiesbaden, 1987, 23.

Table 6. Guyana: Selected Economic Indicators, 1986-90

(in millions of United States dollars unless otherwise indicated)
Indicator198619871988 19891990
Real GDP1300303295285275
Real GDP growth2- 0.90.9-2.6-3.3-2.5
Real GDP per capita3400403392380369
Real GDP per capita growth2-1.00.8- 2.7-3.4-2.6
Inflation27.928.739.989.763.6
Trade balance-50- 21-1-8-46
Overall balance of payments- 140-137-106-181-194
External debt1,6181,7191,7221,8621,960

1 GDP--gross domestic product, in constant 1988 United States dollars.
2 In percentages.
3 In United States dollars.

Source: Based on information from United States, Agency for International Development, Latin America and the Caribbean: Selected Economic Data, Washington, 1992, 112.

Table 7. Guyana: Production of Selected Commodities, 1984-88

Commodity198419851986 19871988
Agricultural
Rice (thousands of tons)184156183146130
Sugar (thousands of tons)242243245221168
Mining
Bauxite (thousands of tons)1,5561,5991,5041,3781,300
Diamonds (thousands of carats)*6.011.69.17.34.2
Gold (kilograms)*345321437666584

* Quantities include only the amounts channeled through the official economy.

Source: Based on information from Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Profile: Guyana, Barbados, Windward and Leeward Islands, 1989-90, London, 1989, 15, 17.

Table 8. Guyana: Parliamentary Seats in Elections, 1968-85

Party1968197319801985
People's National Congress (PNC)30375354
People's Progressive Party (PPP)1914108
United Force (UF)42122
Working People's Alliance (WPA)--- 2---201
TOTAL53536565

1 Seats originally won by the Liberator Party (LP) but assumed by the UF when the LP boycotted the National Assembly.
2 Party not established until after 1973 elections.

Table 9. Guyana: Major Military Equipment, 1991

Type and DescriptionCountry of OriginNumber in Inventory
Ground forces
Armored vehicles ShorelandBritain3
Artillery
M-46, 130mmSoviet Union6
Mortars
L16, 81mmBritain12
M-43, 120mmSoviet Union18
Surface-to-air launchers
SA-7-do-n.a.
Maritime Corps
Patrol craftNorth Korea4
Air Command
Light transports
BN-2A IslanderBritain4
B-200 Super KingUnited States1
Helicopters
Bell 206-do-1
Bell 212-do-1
Bell 412-do-1
Mi-8Soviet Union2

n.a.--not available.

Source: Based on information from The Military Balance, 1992- 1993, London, 1992, 180.


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