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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
 (2012) [1]
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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