Kwakwani

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Kwakwani
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Kwakwani
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 05°17′N58°03′W / 5.283°N 58.050°W / 5.283; -58.050 Coordinates: 05°17′N58°03′W / 5.283°N 58.050°W / 5.283; -58.050
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Upper Demerara-Berbice
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total2,504
Time zone UTC-4
Climate Af

Kwakwani is a mining and logging village on the Berbice River in the Upper Demerara-Berbice Region of Guyana. [2] Its altitude is 44 metres (147 feet). Kwakwani is approximately 100 km south of Linden. In 1942, the Berbice Bauxite Company opened a Bauxite Mining in the area which is the main industry of the village. [3] The population as of 2012 is about 2,504 people. [1]

The village has a school and a clinic. [2] It can be access via the unpaved road from Linden to Kwakani via Ituni, [4] and is one of the many gateways to the interior of Guyana. [2] The village is also home to the Kwakwani Airstrip. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  2. 1 2 3 "Exploring Kwakwani". Guyana Times International. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  3. "THE START OF THE BAUXITE INDUSTRY". Guyana.org. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  4. "Linden-Kwakwani road repairs bring $500 fare reduction". Stabroek News. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  5. "Kwakwani Airport". Airport Guide. Retrieved 16 February 2021.