Orealla

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Orealla
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Orealla
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 5°17′50″N57°20′50″W / 5.29722°N 57.34722°W / 5.29722; -57.34722 Coordinates: 5°17′50″N57°20′50″W / 5.29722°N 57.34722°W / 5.29722; -57.34722
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region East Berbice-Corentyne
Elevation
36 ft (11 m)
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total981

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 5°17′50″N57°20′50″W / 5.29722°N 57.34722°W / 5.29722; -57.34722 , 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. [2]

The village can only be reached by boat or plane. The population is mainly active in subsistence agriculture and logging. [3]

Small ocean-going vessels are able to navigate the Courantyne River for about 70 km, to the first rapids at Orealla. [4]

Novelist Roy Heath has written about Orealla. Clark Accord wrote the novel "Between Apoera and Oreala" which was published in 2005. [5]

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  2. "Indigenous villages". Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. "The beauty of Orealla". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. "Guyana Adventures". Caribbean Outdoor Life. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  5. "Biografie". Clark Accord Foundation (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 August 2020.