Demerara-Mahaica

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Demerara-Mahaica

Region 4
Administrative Region
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Demerara-Mahaica in Guyana.svg
Map of Guyana showing Demerara-Mahaica region
CountryGuyana
Regional Capital Triumph [1] [2]
Area
  Total2,232 km2 (862 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
  Total313,429
  Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-4
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Demerara-Mahaica (Region 4) is a region of Guyana, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the region of Mahaica-Berbice to the east, the region of Upper Demerara-Berbice to the south and the region of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara to the west.

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It contains the country's capital Georgetown. Notable villages in the region include Buxton, Enmore, Victoria and Paradise.

Population

The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002. [4] Even though this administrative region is the smallest, it has the largest population out of all Guyana's Administrative Regions. In 2012, the population of Demerara-Mahaica was recorded at 313,429 people. [5] Official census records for the population of the Demerara-Mahaica region are as follows:

Communities

With name variants in parenthesis.

See also

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Enmore, Guyana Village in Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

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St. Cuthberts Mission, Guyana Amerindian settlement in Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

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Mahaica Place in Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

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Paradise, Guyana Place in Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

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References

  1. "Region Four RDC office moves to Triumph". Stabroek News. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. "Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4 - Demerara/Mahaica, Guyana". Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4via Facebook. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Region - 4". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 33. ISBN   9780333934173.
  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°45′N57°59′W / 6.750°N 57.983°W / 6.750; -57.983