Guyana Military

Guyana is a country located in South America. With a population of around 750,000 people, it is the fourth-smallest country in the region. Guyana is a presidential republic and its military consists of three branches: the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. The Armed Forces are responsible for defending the country’s borders and sovereignty, as well as providing security to its citizens. In terms of defense spending, Guyana spends approximately $30 million annually on its military, making it one of the highest defense spending nations in South America. The country also participates in several United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions such as those in Haiti and Colombia. Guyana is also a member of both the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), and has close ties with other CARICOM members such as Jamaica and Barbados. See naturegnosis to learn more about the country of Guyana.


The defense of Guyana encompasses (2009) 1,100 men recruited and is organized in a battalion, five patrol boats and some small aircraft. Semi-military security forces amount to 1,500 men. The material is of varying origin. Defense costs decreased in 1985-96 from 6.6% to 1.0% of GDP and were estimated to remain at this level in 2007. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that GUY stands for Guyana.

Guyana Army

Land area 214,969 km²
Total population 750.204
Population density (per km²) 3.5
Capital Georgetown
Official language English
Income per capita $ 8,100
Currency Guyana dollars
ISO 3166 code GY
Internet TLD .gy
License plate GUY
Telephone code +592
Time zone UTC – 3
Geographic coordinates 5 00 N, 59 00 W
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