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Georgetown (Guyana)

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Introduction

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Georgetown is the capital of Guyana, located along the northeastern coastline of the country. It is the most important urban and economic centre of the country and has a important role for the Caribbean as well, with many official organisations located here. It is also a hub for many airlines making a combination with some Caribbean islands a possibility. The city is modernizing fastly and in 2007 the World Cricket Series were held here, among other places in the West Indies. Although it is not of significant importance to travellers, it makes for a perfect place to start your travels to elsewhere in the country, like the beautiful Kaieteur Falls.

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Weather

Georgetown has a hot and humid tropical climate with temperatures around 30 degrees Celcius during the day and 20 degrees or slightly more at night. Rain falls mostly from April to August, with a shorter season from late November to January.

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Getting There

By Plane

International
Georgetown's Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) receives all international flights. Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) has flights to and from Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Zoom Airlines has connections to and from Toronto. Other destinations include New York, Paramaribo and Belém.
Domestic
Trans Guyana Airways operates scheduled domestic flights to about 20 destinations within the country from Georgetown. Several other charter airlines have flights as well, some of them as part of a package to the forested interior. Georgetown to Lethem is the most frequent flown route.

By Bus

There are minibuses that travel between Georgetown and the capital of Suriname, Paramaribo, crossing the Corantijn River between New Amsterdam and Nieuw Nickerie (Suriname).

Travelling from Georgetown along the coast to the southern town of Lethem will take 10 to 12 hours on average. Several services operate in conjuction with river crossings by ferry.

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