Pickersgill is a village in the Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region 2) of Guyana. It is located near the Pomeroon River.
The 2012 census has a population count of 105.Public healthcare is administered in adjacent towns, such as Charity (district hospital) or Suddie (hospital).
Commercial woodcutting was established in the area in 1834, when George Frederick Pickersgill, ex-Justice of the Peace for North-West District (predecessor to modern Regions 1 and 2), and James Chapman operated a troolie (Thatch palm) and woodcutting business at the confluence of the Pomeroon and its tributary, the Arapiaco. Pickersgill Saw Mills Ltd. was a presence here, as well as in Pomeroon and Essquibo,and up to the 1950s a large sawmill remained at Pickersgill.
In 1887, due to Venezuelan encroachment on the British claim to Guiana, the Colonial Government installed police stations in the North Western district.
The Pomeroon area is known for producing coconuts and other cash crops,and Pickersgill has been of interest for agricultural improvement.
The Guiana Shield is one of the three cratons of the South American Plate. It is a 1.7 billion-year-old Precambrian geological formation in northeast South America that forms a portion of the northern coast. The higher elevations on the shield are called the Guiana Highlands, which is where the table-like mountains called tepuis are found. The Guiana Highlands are also the source of some of the world's most well-known waterfalls such as Angel Falls, Kaieteur Falls and Kuquenan Falls.
The Essequibo River is the largest river in Guyana, and the largest river between the Orinoco and Amazon. Rising in the Acarai Mountains near the Brazil–Guyana border, the Essequibo flows to the north for 1,014 kilometres (630 mi) through forest and savanna into the Atlantic Ocean. With a total drainage basin of 69,300 square kilometres (26,800 sq mi) and an average discharge of 2,104 cubic metres per second (74,300 cu ft/s).
Barima-Waini is a region of Guyana. Venezuela claims the territory as part of Guayana Esequiba.
The Guianas, sometimes called by the Spanish loan-word Guayanas, is a region in north-eastern South America which includes the following three territories:
Pomeroon-Supenaam is a region of Guyana. Venezuela claims the territory as part of Guayana Esequiba.
Charity is a small township in Guyana, located in the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region No.2, which is part of the Essequibo County. Essequibo is claimed by Venezuela as part of Delta Amacuro state, which is located in the Guayana Esequiba. The claim is being contested in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) where Venezuela refuses to participate.
Essequibo was a Dutch colony on the Essequibo River in the Guiana region on the north coast of South America from 1616 to 1814. The colony formed a part of the colonies that are known under the collective name of Dutch Guiana.
Kaieteur National Park is a national park located in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana. The Park's boundaries and purpose are defined in the Kaieteur National Park Act, and was created to preserve the natural scenery, and its fauna and flora. The Act is administered by the Kaieteur National Park Commission.
Kabakaburi is an Amerindian village in the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region of Guyana on the Pomeroon River, 56 km (35 mi) from its mouth. The village was founded in 1845 by William Henry Brett on the location where Fort Durban used to be.
Guayana Esequiba is a disputed territory of 159,500 km2 (61,600 sq mi) west of the Essequibo River that is administered and controlled by Guyana but claimed by Venezuela. The boundary dispute was inherited from the colonial powers and is complicated by the independence of Guyana from the United Kingdom in 1966.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Guyana:
Guyana, officially the Co‑operative Republic of Guyana, is a country on the northern mainland of South America. It is considered part of the Caribbean region because of its strong cultural, historical, and political ties with other Caribbean countries and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Venezuela to the west, and Suriname to the east. With 215,000 square kilometres (83,000 sq mi), Guyana is the third-smallest sovereign state by area in mainland South America after Uruguay and Suriname; it is also the second-least populous sovereign state in South America after Suriname.
Wenamu River is a river in South America. It forms a portion of the international boundary between Venezuela and Guyana. It is part of the Essequibo River basin.
Surama is an Amerindian village in the North Rupununi area and the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana, with a population of 274 people as of 2012.
Pomeroon is the name of a former Dutch plantation colony on the Pomeroon River in the Guiana region on the north coast of South America. After early colonization attempts in the late 16th century were attacked by Spaniards and local Indians, the original inhabitants fled the interior of Guiana, founding the colony of Essequibo around Fort Kyk-Over-Al shortly after. A second, and more serious attempt at colonization started in 1650, but was ultimately unsuccessful, as French privateers destroyed the colony in 1689. In the late 18th century, a third attempt of colonization was started, this time under the jurisdiction of the Essequibo colony.
The Tigri Area is a wooded area that has been disputed since around 1840 by Suriname and Guyana. It involves the area between the Upper Corentyne River, the Coeroeni River and the Kutari River. This triangular area is in Guyana known as the New River Triangle. In 1969 the conflict ran high on and since then the Tigri Area is controlled by Guyana and claimed by Suriname. In 1971 both governments in Trinidad agreed that they continue talks over the border issue and withdraw their military forces from the disputed Triangle. Guyana has never held upon this agreement.
Kayman Sankar was a Guyanese businessman, philanthropist, and member of parliament. He helped to establish the rice industry on the Essequibo coast, and rose from a labourer to "Guyana’s most successful rice farmer".
The COVID-19 pandemic in Guyana is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The virus was confirmed to have reached Guyana on 11 March 2020. The first case was a woman who travelled from New York, a 52-year-old woman suffering from underlying health conditions, including diabetes and hypertension. The woman died at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Hampton Court is a village in the Pomeroon-Supenaam region of Guyana. The village is located on the Atlantic coast. Its population was 619 in 2012. The village was known for its sugar estate and later for its rice production.
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