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Orealla (or Orealla Mission) is an Indigenous community in the East Berbice-Corentyne Region of Guyana, on the Courantyne River, approximately 33 miles (53 km) south of Crabwood Creek and 11 miles (18 km) north of Epira, located at , altitude 11 metres. 15 miles (24 km) south-east on the other side of the Courantyne River lies the Surinamese village of Apoera. Orealla is an indigenous village.
The village can only be reached by boat or plane. The population is mainly active in subsistence agriculture and logging.
Small ocean-going vessels are able to navigate the Courantyne River for about 70 km, to the first rapids at Orealla.
Novelist Roy Heath has written about Orealla. Clark Accord wrote the novel "Between Apoera and Oreala" which was published in 2005.
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