Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

Region 3
Administrative Region
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Map of Guyana showing Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg  Guyana [1]
Regional Capital Vreed-en-Hoop
Area
  Total3,755 km2 (1,450 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
  Total107,416
  Density29/km2 (74/sq mi)
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Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region 3) is a region of Guyana. It is claimed with additional territories by Venezuela as Guayana Esequiba.

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Split in two by the Essequibo River, Venezuela claims the territory to the west of Essequibo river as part of Delta Amacuro state, what represents Essequibo Islands. Unlike West Demerara who is located east of Essequibo river, which means is out of the dispute.

It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the region of Demerara-Mahaica and Demerara River to the east, the region of Upper Demerara-Berbice to the south and the region of Pomeroon-Supenaam to the west. It contains villages such as Parika, Schoonard and Uitvlugt. It contains the three hundred and sixty five islands in the Essequibo river [3] of which three of the largest islands can be found at the mouth of the Essequibo, these are Hogg Island, Wakenaam and Leguan.

Population

The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002. [4] In 2002, the population of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara was recorded at 103,061 people. [5] Official census records for the population of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara are as follows:

Communities

(including name variants):

See also

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Demerara-Mahaica Region of Guyana

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Pomeroon-Supenaam Region of Guyana

Pomeroon-Supenaam is a region of Guyana. Venezuela claims the territory as part of Guayana Esequiba.

Parika Place in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

Parika is a port village located in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region of Guyana. Its ferry service is operated by the Ministry of Transportation, to and from the Essequibo Islands and West Demerara area. It is a hub for land transport, since it is a route stop for local taxis commonly called "buses."

Upper Demerara-Berbice Region of Guyana

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Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana

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Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana

Upper Takutu-Upper Esequibo is a region of Guyana. Venezuela claims the territory as part of Esequiban Guyana.

The Railways of Guyana comprised two public railways, the Demerara-Berbice Railway and the Demerara-Essequibo railway. There are also several industrial railways mainly for the bauxite industry. The Demerara-Berbice Railway is the oldest in South America. None of the railways are in operation in the 21st century.

Zeelandia, Guyana Village in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

Zeelandia, a community in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region of Guyana.

Adventure, Guyana Place in Pomeroon-Supenaam, Guyana

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Vreed en Hoop village and regional capital in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

Vreed en Hoop is a village at the mouth of the Demerara River on its left bank, in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region of Guyana, located at sea level. It is the location of the Regional Democratic Council office making it the administrative center for the region. There is also a police station, magistrate's court and post office.

Leguan Island

Leguan Island is a small island situated in the delta of the Essequibo River on the coast of Guyana, South America. The island is shaped like a gull wing and is nine miles (14 km) long and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide at its widest making it roughly 12 miles (19 km) square in area. When settlers first arrived on the island, they found many iguanas, hence the name Leguan Island.

Uitvlugt Village in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

Uitvlugt is a village in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region of Guyana. On the coastal public road on the west bank of the Demerara River, it lies immediately to the west of Stewartville and to the south of Zeeburg, about 20 minutes by road from Vreed-en-Hoop.

Soesdyke village in Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

Soesdyke is a village in the Demerara-Mahaica Region, Guyana, located between the Demerara River and the East Bank Public Road. Soesdyke is located just after the village called Den Heuvel (Coverden) if you are coming from Georgetown, which is the capital of Guyana. On the other end of Soesdyke is the village Timehri about 3 miles northeast of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Den Amstel village in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

Den Amstel is a village in Guyana's Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region. It lies on the Atlantic coast, approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) west-north-west of the capital, Georgetown. The village has a population of 938 people as of 2012, who are predominantly Afro-Guyanese.

References

  1. "Official Announcements". Archived from the original on 8 September 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Regions - 2 and 3". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 34. ISBN   9780333934173.
  3. "Home Affairs Minister visits several Essequibo Islands". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 26 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 17 February 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°42′54″N58°32′56″W / 6.715056°N 58.54902°W / 6.715056; -58.54902