Kurupung

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Kurupung
Village
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Kurupung
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 6°28′0″N59°10′0″W / 6.46667°N 59.16667°W / 6.46667; -59.16667
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Cuyuni-Mazaruni
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total128

Kurupung is a mining community in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana, near the Pakaraima Mountains.

Kurupung has two airstrips (one at the top of the mountain and one at the bottom of the mountain) (Airport code KPG), [2] a police station, a health unit, and a sub-office of the Elections Commission. Children attend school in other villages. [3]

The Kurupung River is a famous gold mining location associated with the community. [4]

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Plane crashes … businessman injured as aircraft crash-lands at Kurupung". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  3. "A plea for help — Issano, Kurupung battle drug shortage, other challenges". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. "The porkknocker contribution to Guyanese culture". Stabroek News. 2014-08-31. Retrieved 2021-01-21.