Kamarang

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Kamarang
Village
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Kamarang looking east
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Kamarang
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 5°51′55″N60°36′51″W / 5.86528°N 60.61417°W / 5.86528; -60.61417
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Cuyuni-Mazaruni
Government
  TypeVillage-Council
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total347

Coordinates: 5°51′55″N60°36′51″W / 5.86528°N 60.61417°W / 5.86528; -60.61417 Kamarang is an Amerindian village, [2] standing at the confluence of the Kamarang River and Mazaruni River, in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana.

Approach of Kamarang airstrip.Taken from cockpit of Cessna 208 Caravan Approach of Kamarang Airstrip.jpg
Approach of Kamarang airstrip.Taken from cockpit of Cessna 208 Caravan

Kamarang has a Primary School, [3] Hospital, [4] Police station [5] and can be accessed by air via the Kamarang Airport. [6]

The village has seen extensive economic growth at the start of the 21st century because of gold and diamond mining, however as of 2019, the output has started to decline. [7] Its altitude is 490 metres (1601 feet).

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Indigenous village". Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. "$30M primary school for Kamarang". Department of Public Information. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  4. "New Doctors' Quarters, extension of District Hospital for Kamarang". Department of Public Information. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  5. "Contact numbers for key personnel in all policing divisions". Stabroek News. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  6. "Kamarang Airport". Sky Brary. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  7. "Mined-out areas cool Kamarang's once raging gold fever". Stabroek News. Retrieved 17 August 2020.