Esau and Jacob

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Esau and Jacob
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 6°24′33″N57°47′37″W / 6.4093°N 57.7935°W / 6.4093; -57.7935 Coordinates: 6°24′33″N57°47′37″W / 6.4093°N 57.7935°W / 6.4093; -57.7935
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Mahaica-Berbice
 (2012) [1]
Time zone UTC-4
Climate Af

Esau and Jacob is a village in the Mahaica-Berbice Region of Guyana. One of the oldest villages on the Mahaicony River, Esau and Jacob was named by Dutch settlers for a pair of twins in the Bible. [2]

It is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of the East Coast Highway, and is accessible by road. Economic activities are mostly agricultural, such as rice, cash crops, cattle and poultry. Pure Harvest Inc Rice Mill is a major employer. [2] The area is subject to flooding, depending on proper irrigation systems during heavy rains. [3] [4]

The village used to have a primary school, but it closed down because there were not enough children, so Mortice Primary School is the main primary school for children of this village. Mortice also has the nearest Hindu temple. 'Wash Clothes' is the name of another nearby settlement. [2] In 2020, Guyana Water Incorporated installed potable water pipes in the village. Before this, residents either purchased bottled drinking water or obtained it from the river. [5]

Legend of the village says it was owned by two Afro-Guyanese, but the contemporary demographics are predominantly Indo-Guyanese. [2]


  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Esau and Jacob". Stabroek News. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. "Heavy rains visit floods on Region Five's riverain areas". Stabroek News. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  4. "MMA-ADA begins construction on section of Bellamy canal". Stabroek News. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  5. "Esau and Jacob residents get potable water supply". Stabroek News. 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2021-01-13.

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