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Coordinates: 6°00′N58°18′W / 6.000°N 58.300°W / 6.000; -58.300 Coordinates: 6°00′N58°18′W / 6.000°N 58.300°W / 6.000; -58.300
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
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Time zone UTC-4
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Noitgedacht also Nooitgedacht (Dutch for 'Never Thought') is one of the villages on the island of Wakenaam, Guyana. It is populated mainly by small farmers. The main access to this section of the island is by ferry/speedboat from the Essequibo coast. [2]

Another village called Noitgedacht is situated in Upper Demerara, in the Town of Linden. [3] It was once owned by the Dutch family De Nieuwerks, later by the family Allicocks and eventually it became property of Alcan of Canada.

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Wakenaam is an island of about 17.5 square miles (45 km2) at the mouth of the Essequibo River of Guyana. One of the largest islands in the Essequibo Islands group, it was settled at one time by the Dutch in the 18th Century; the name Wakenaam is Dutch meaning "waiting for a name" and still contains old Dutch graves at various locations on the island. The island, like most other islands in the Essequibo River in Guyana, is characterized by green vegetation, blue skies and cool breeze from the Atlantic. Wakenaam has multiple villages which include Maria's Pleasure, Good Success, Sans Souci, Melville, Belle Plaine, Sarah, Zeelandia, Friendship, Bank Hall, Meer Zorg, Caledonia, Free and Easy, Arthurville, Palmyra, Maria Johanna, Domburg, Fredericksburg, Noitgedacht, Rush Brook and Ridge.


Berbice is a region along the Berbice River in Guyana, which was between 1627 and 1815 a colony of the Dutch Republic. After having been ceded to the Kingdom of Great Britain in the latter year, it was merged with Essequibo and Demerara to form the colony of British Guiana in 1831. In 1966, British Guiana gained independence as Guyana.

Essequibo Islands-West Demerara Region of Guyana

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Stabroek, Guyana Ward in Georgetown, Guyana

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Baracara village in East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana

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Wakapau Village in Pomeroon-Supenaam, Guyana

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Weldaad village in Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

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Zeelandia, Guyana Village in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

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Orealla Place in East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana

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Anna Regina Town and regional capital in Pomeroon-Supenaam, Guyana

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Koriabo Village in Barima-Waini, Guyana

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Vreed en Hoop village and regional capital in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

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Met-en-Meerzorg village in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

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Beterverwagting village in Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

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Zeeburg, Guyana Place in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

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Leonora, Guyana village in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

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Uitvlugt Village in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

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Kasuela village in East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana

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  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Nooitgedacht". Stabroek News. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. "Several homes flooded in Noitgedacht". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 16 August 2020.