Apoteri

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Apoteri
Village
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Apoteri
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 04°02′N58°35′W / 4.033°N 58.583°W / 4.033; -58.583
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo
Government
  ToshaoClement Joseph [1]
Area
[1]
  Total71.88 sq mi (186.2 km2)
Population
 (2012) [2]
  Total271

Apoteri is a village in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana, near the confluence of the Rupununi River with the Essequibo, at an altitude of 53 metres (177 feet). Apoteri started to develop as the centre of the balatá industry. [3] The population is mainly Amerindian of the Macushi and Wapishana people. [3]

The village was founded in 1970 by Booker Brothers as a base for balatá production. Workers settled from villages in South Rupununi. In 1973 a school was established in the village. [4]

Wildlife is plentiful in the area, and the village promotes itself for eco-tourism. [3] The Apoteri Fishing Camp is located at the mouth of the Rupununi River. The Iwokrama International Centre which aims to conserve the rainforest and provide sustainable development is nearby. [5]

The town is served by Apoteri Airport.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Apoteri". Ministry of Indigenous Peoples' Affairs. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  2. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. 1 2 3 "Apoteri". Stabroek News. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  4. "Apoteri". North Rupununi District Development Board. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  5. "About Us". Iwokrama. Retrieved 25 August 2020.

Coordinates: 04°02′N58°35′W / 4.033°N 58.583°W / 4.033; -58.583