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Mahaica
Coordinates: 6°41′2″N57°55′18″W / 6.68389°N 57.92167°W / 6.68389; -57.92167 Coordinates: 6°41′2″N57°55′18″W / 6.68389°N 57.92167°W / 6.68389; -57.92167
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg  Guyana
Region Demerara-Mahaica
Population
[1]
  Total4,867

Mahaica is a village located in region 4 of Demerara-Mahaica in Guyana. Mahaica is often used as a subregion for the adjoining villages near the Mahaica River like Hand-en-Veldt, [2] Good Hope, [3] Chelsey Park, [4] and of course the other Jonestown which is often referred to as Mahaica or its old Dutch plantation name Voorzigtigheid. [5]

The economy of the region is dependent on rice and other agriculture. [6]

Historically, Mahaica was considered a village, about 25 miles from Georgetown. It was a Weslayan Methodist parish. [7]

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References

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  2. "Hand-en-Veldt, Mahaica". Stabroek. 24 August 2020.
  3. "Good Hope 2". Stabroek News. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  4. "Chelsea Park". Stabroek News. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  5. "Jonestown". Stabroek News. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  6. "Demerara Bank opens $500M branch in Mahaica". Stabroek News. 2020-12-24. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  7. Bronkhurst, H. V. P. (1883). The Colony of British Guyana and Its Labouring Population: Containing a Short Account of the Colony, and Brief Descriptions of the Black Creole, Portuguese, East Indian, and Chinese Coolies ... Collected ... from Sundry Articles Published ... at Different Times, and Arranged. T. Woolmer.