Cuyuni-Mazaruni

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Cuyuni-Mazaruni

Region 7
Administrative Region
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Cuyuni-Mazaruni in Guyana.svg
Map of Guyana showing Cuyuni-Mazaruni region
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana Claimed by Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela (as part of Delta Amacuro and Bolívar states) [1]
Regional Capital Bartica
Area
  Total47,213 km2 (18,229 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
  Total20,280
  Density0.43/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
[2]

Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region 7) is a region of Guyana. Venezuela claims the territory as part of Guayana Esequiba.

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It borders the regions of Barima-Waini, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara and Pomeroon-Supenaam to the north, the region of Upper Demerara-Berbice to the east, the region of Potaro-Siparuni and Brazil to the south.

Its capital is Bartica, with villages including Issano, Kartuni, Kamarang, Keweigek, and Imbaimadai.

It covers an area of 47,213 km². Before the 1980 administrative reform most of the area belonged to the Mazaruni-Potaro district. [3]

Population

The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002. [4] In 2012, the population of Cuyuni-Mazaruni was recorded at 20,280 people. [5] Official census records for the population of the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region are as follows:

Communities

(including name variants):

See also

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Imbaimadai Village in Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Guyana

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Kamarang Village in Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Guyana

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Mahdia, Guyana Town and regional capital in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

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Kurupung Mining community in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana, near the Pakaraima Mountains

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Issano Village in Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Guyana

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Paruima Village in Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Guyana

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References

  1. "Official Announcements". Archived from the original on 8 September 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Regions - 1 and 7". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 36. ISBN   9780333934173.
  3. "Guyana Regions". Statoids. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  4. Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "Chapter 3: National Redistribution and Internal Migration" (PDF). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 51. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  5. Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "National Population Trends: Size, Growth and Distribution" (PDF Download). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 25. Retrieved 29 August 2012.

Coordinates: 6°27′34″N60°12′40″W / 6.459522°N 60.211075°W / 6.459522; -60.211075