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Providence Stadium (Guyana National Stadium), Providence, Guyana

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 22:34 [IST]
 
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Capacity: 20,000
Matches: Super-8

Located in Georgetown, Guyana, the stadium can hold 20, 000 seats. Built on the banks of the Demerara River, it is designed to be the largest stadium in Guyana. This brand new stadium will host super-8 ties instead of the historic Bourda Oval which was built in 1884. The stadiums complex also includes a theme park, resort, multiplex and hotel.

Island Factfile:

Name: Guyana (in mainland S.America)
Capital city: Georgetown
Other major cities: Linden&New Amsterdam
Currency: Guyanese Dollar (GYD)
Population: 7,65,000
Climate: The climate is subtropical and rainy. The average temperature at Georgetown is 27C (81F); there is little seasonal variation in temperature or in humidity, which averages 80-85%. Rainfall averages 229 cm (90 in) a year along the coast, falling in two wet seasons-May to July and Nov to Jan
Languages: English and other local dialects

Tourist spots: Guyana Museum that has a wide collection of flora and fauna, archaeological findings, and Amerindian arts and crafts is a must see. Guyana Heritage Museum that houses a large collection of 18th and 19th century maps, coins and stamps and other artifacts, the Museum of African Heritage that has a large collection of items on African Art, mostly West African, from the wooden mask to the carved door of secret societies. Kaieteur Falls, the 700 ft high amazing water fall. Botanical Garden, one of the places with a large collection of tropical flora in the Caribbean, St George's Cathedral, one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world with 40-meter high spire and The Rupununi Weavers Society Museum at Lethem displaying the Amerindian artifacts and antiquities, archival materials and other intellectual resources.

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