The official name of Guyana is the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The country is located in the northern portion of South America’s mainland. Guyana is unique in that it is South America’s only country with English as the official language. Guyanese Creole is also spoken throughout the nation. Agriculture and mining have been staples of the Guyanese economy. Recently, the country has made strides to diversify its economy in order to draw new investment into Guyana.