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6th January, 2024 Geography


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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Republic of Guyana on cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector.

About Guyana

  • Guyana is officially known as the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
  • The country is bordered by;
  • The Atlantic Ocean in the North.
  • Brazil in the South and Southwest.
  • Venezuela in the West.
  • Suriname in the
  • It is one of the least densely populated countries on Earth.
  • It has a wide variety of natural habitats and very high biodiversity.
  • It has one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world.
  • Nearly 41% of the population lives below the poverty line.
  • The country’s population is racially and ethnically heterogeneous, with ethnic groups originating from India, Africa, Europe and China, as well as indigenous or aboriginal peoples.
  • It is the only South American nation in which English is the official language.
  • The main economic activities are agriculture, bauxite and gold mining, timber, shrimp fishing and minerals.
  • The economy has been transformed by the discovery of crude oil in 2015 and commercial drilling in 2019.


Llanos are the grasslands of

A) Guyana Highlands

B) Brazilian Highlands

C) Argentina

D) Chile

Answer: C