Potaro-Siparuni

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Potaro-Siparuni

Region 8
Administrative Region
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Potaro-Siparuni in Guyana.svg
Map of Guyana showing Potaro-Siparuni region
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana Claimed by Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela (as part of Bolívar state) (to the west of Essequibo river) [1]
Regional Capital Mahdia
Area
  Total20,051 km2 (7,742 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
  Total10,190
  Density0.51/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
[2]

Potaro-Siparuni (Region 8) is a region of Guyana. Venezuela claims the territory as part of Guayana Esequiba.

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It borders the region of Cuyuni-Mazaruni to the north, the regions of Upper Demerara-Berbice and East Berbice-Corentyne to the east, the region of Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo to the south and Brazil to the west.

The main villages in the region are Kangaruma, Orinduik, Potaro Landing, Mahdia, Saveretik and Tumatumari.

Population

The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002. [3] In 2012, the population of Potaro-Siparuni was recorded at 10,190 people. [4] Official census records for the population of Potaro-Siparuni are as follows:

Hills in the South Mahdia, Potaro Siparuni Hills in the South Mahdia - panoramio.jpg
Hills in the South Mahdia, Potaro Siparuni

Communities

(including name variants):

See also

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Orinduik Village in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana claimed by Venezuela

Orinduik is a diamond-mining community in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana near the border with Brazil.

Mahdia, Guyana Town and regional capital in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

Mahdia is the capital of the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana, located near the centre of the country at an altitude of 415 metres (1,362 ft).

Campbelltown, Guyana Village in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

Campbelltown is an Amerindian village in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana, north of Mahdia. The village has been named after Stephen Campbell, the first Amerindian member of Parliament in Guyana.

Princeville is an Amerindian community in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana.

Tumatumari Village in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

Tumatumari is a community in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana, located some 15 km upstream of the confluence of the Potaro and Essequibo Rivers.

Tumatumari Landing Village in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

Tumatumari Landing is a small community in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana, across the Potaro River from Tumatumari, near the Konawaruk Road, and to the east of El Paso.

El Paso, Guyana Village in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

El Paso is a village in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana. The village is on the Potaro River to the west of Tumatumari Falls, and Tumatumari Landing.

Paramakatoi Place in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

Paramakatoi is an Amerindian community in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana, located in the Pacaraima Mountains. With an altitude of 970 metres, it is 11 miles east of Kurukabaru.

Denham Suspension Bridge

The Denham Suspension Bridge, also known as the Garraway Stream Bridge is a footbridge in Guyana linking Mahdia to Bartica. This suspension bridge was constructed over the Potaro River in an area known as Garraway Stream by a Scottish civil engineer and general contractor, John Aldi, on 6 November 1933.

References

  1. "Official Announcements". Archived from the original on 8 September 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Regions - 8, 9 and 10". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 37. ISBN   9780333934173.
  3. Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "Chapter 3: National Redistribution and Internal Migration" (PDF). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 51. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  4. Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "National Population Trends: Size, Growth and Distribution" (PDF Download). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 25. Retrieved 29 August 2012.

Coordinates: 4°46′11″N59°15′55″W / 4.769702°N 59.265391°W / 4.769702; -59.265391