Met-en-Meerzorg

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Met-en-Meerzorg

Meten-Meer-Zorg
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Met-en-Meerzorg
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 6°52′38″N58°19′27″W / 6.87722°N 58.32417°W / 6.87722; -58.32417 Coordinates: 6°52′38″N58°19′27″W / 6.87722°N 58.32417°W / 6.87722; -58.32417
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total3,910
Time zone UTC-4
Climate Af

Met-en-Meerzorg (also Meten-Meer-Zorg) is a village located on the West Coast of Demerara in the region of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara in Guyana. The village was named after the sugar plantation Met en Meerzorg. [2]

The community was founded in 1871. The village consists of a housing estate and a squatted village. [3] The informal settlement was composed of fourroom houses constructed with walls made from zinc or wood. In 1997, there was no running water and there had been electricity since 1994. [4] As of 2015, a large scale housing project was started in the village. [5] The village has a health centre, a primary school, and a professional learning college. [3] Met-en-Meerzorg is home to the Guyana Heritage Museum which was founded in 1994. [3]

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Emancipation Compensation and Slave Owners". Guyana Times International. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. 1 2 3 "Meten-Meer-Zorg". Stabroek News. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  4. Peake, Linda (1997). "Declines and Revivals in Housing Policy in Guyana". In Potter, Robert B.; Conway, Dennis (eds.). Self-help Housing, the Poor, and the State in the Caribbean. University of Tennessee Press. p. 129. ISBN   978-0-87049-963-0.
  5. "House lots to be developed at Meten-Meer-Zorg, Vigilance, Mon Repos". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 23 August 2020.