Mahaica-Berbice

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Mahaica-Berbice

Region 5
Administrative Region
Mahaica-Berbice in Guyana.svg
Map of Guyana showing Mahaica-Berbice region
CountryGuyana
Regional Capital Fort Wellington
Area
  Total4,190 km2 (1,620 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
  Total49,723
  Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
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Mahaica-Berbice (Region 5) is a region of Guyana, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the region of East Berbice-Corentyne to the east, the region of Upper Demerara-Berbice to the south and the region of Demerara-Mahaica to the west.

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It contains the villages of Rosignol, Fort Wellington, Mahaicony and Helena.

The Mahaica River runs along the region's western border. The Berbice River is the eastern border. The Mahaicony and Abary Rivers run south to north.

Population

The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002. [2] In 2012, the population of Mahaica-Berbice was recorded at 49,723 people. [3] Official census records for the population of the Mahaica-Berbice region are as follows:

Communities

(including name variants):

See also

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Abary Place in Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

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Governor Light village in Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

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Fort Wellington, Guyana village and regional capital in Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

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References

  1. Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Regions - 5 and 6". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 35. ISBN   9780333934173.
  2. Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "Chapter 3: National Redistribution and Internal Migration" (PDF). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 51. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  3. Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "National Population Trends: Size, Growth and Distribution" (PDF Download). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 25. Retrieved 29 August 2012.

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