Imbaimadai

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Coordinates: 5°41′33″N60°16′55″W / 5.69252°N 60.28198°W / 5.69252; -60.28198

Imbaimadai
Village
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Imbaimadai
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 5°41′33″N60°16′55″W / 5.69252°N 60.28198°W / 5.69252; -60.28198
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Cuyuni-Mazaruni
Elevation
[1]
1,650 ft (500 m)
Population
 (2012) [2]
  Total246

Imbaimadai is a community in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana.

Imbaimadai is a mining community adjoining Amerindian lands. [3] Imbaimadai is known for its gold, diamond and other precious mineral deposits. [4] As of 2016, only 13 mines remained of which seven were operational. The miners wanted to open up new mines, however indigenous lands complicated the situation. [5] [6]

Imbaimadai is also known for its natural environment, mountains that are part of the Pakaraima range, its waterfalls and its forests. [4]

The village is served by Imbaimadai Airport, and is situated at an elevation of 1,650 feet (500 m). [1]

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References

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  2. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. "Minister Trotman promises new mining land to Imbaimadai residents", Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA), 25 August 2016.
  4. 1 2 "Imbaimadai: Not just a missing town". Guyana Times International. 19 January 2018.
  5. "Minister Trotman promises new mining land to Imbaimadai residents". Department of Public Information. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  6. "Miners cry foul". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 21 August 2020.