Anna Regina

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Coordinates: 07°15′48″N58°28′50″W / 7.26333°N 58.48056°W / 7.26333; -58.48056

Anna Regina
Town and regional capital
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Anna Regina
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 7°15′48″N58°28′50″W / 7.26333°N 58.48056°W / 7.26333; -58.48056
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Pomeroon-Supenaam
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total2,064

Anna Regina is the capital of the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region of Guyana. [2] Anna Regina stands on the Atlantic coast, northwest of the mouth of the Essequibo River, 19 km north of Adventure, and was established as a town in 1970. [3] Its population was 2,064 in 2012. [1]

There has been a Dutch plantation at the site since the early 1800s. Later it changed ownership to an Englishman who had two daughters: Anna and Regina. [4]

Anna Regina has a market, a community centre and a secondary school. In June 2009 Republic Bank (Guyana) established a branch in the town.

A number of sites in Anna Regina have historical significance. In 1988, the Damon Monument was erected to honour Damon, a slave who was executed after protesting against the introduction of apprenticeship. [5] Other sites include Damon's Cross, the Aurora Chimney and estate House, Anna Regina Bridge, Anna Regina Chimney, St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church and several Dutch tombs. [6]

Mainstay Lake is 5 miles from Anna Regina.

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References

  1. 1 2 "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Capital towns and economic development". Ministry of Communities.
  3. GuyanaGuide.com Archived April 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Who is Anna Regina?". Lake Main Stay Online. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  5. "The Damon Monument". Guyana Chronicle via Land of Six Peoples. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  6. NationalTrust.gov.gy Archived May 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine