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Guyana means Land of many waters in Amerindian. The country has vast rain forests dissected by numerous rivers, creeks and waterfalls, notably Kaieteur Falls on the Potaro River. The country has high floral and faunal biodiversity. Guyana can be divided into four natural regions: a narrow and fertile marshy plain along the Atlantic (low coastal plain) coast where most of the population lives, then a white sand belt more inland (hilly sand and clay region), containing most of Guyana's mineral deposits, the dense rainforests (Forested Highland Region) across the middle of the country, the grassy flat savannah in the south and finally the larger interior highlands (interior savannah) consisting mostly of mountains that gradually rise to the Brazilian border. Guyana's main mountains are contained here, including Mount Ayanganna (6,699 ft (2,042 m)) and on Mount Roraima (9,301 ft (2,835 m) – the highest mountain in Guyana) on the Brazil-Guyana-Venezuela tripoint, part of the Pakaraima range. There are many rivers in the country, the three main ones being (west to east) the Essequibo, the Demerara, and the Berbice. There is also the Corentyne along the border with Suriname. At the mouth of the Essequibo are several large islands. The 90-mile (145 km) Shell Beach along the north-west coasts.
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A view from the top of Kaieteur Falls, the largest single-drop falls in the world
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Close-up of Kaieteur Falls in central Guyana
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Trees in the rain-forest in central Guyana
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Colors of the rain-forest near Bartica
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Purple flower of the rain-forest in central Guyana
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View from the Kaieteur Falls into the Potaro river valley towards the west
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River Essequibo, the third largest river of South America
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Cultivated land near Georgetown
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Fern in the Guyanese rain-forest