Regions of Guyana

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Regions of Guyana by number and name

Guyana is divided into 10 Regions: [1] [2]

per km2
1 Barima-Waini 20,33926,9411.3 Mabaruma
2 Pomeroon-Supenaam 6,19546,8107.6 Anna Regina
3 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara 3,755107,41628.6 Vreed en Hoop
4 Demerara-Mahaica 2,232313,429140.4 Triumph [3] [4]
5 Mahaica-Berbice 4,19049,72311.9 Fort Wellington
6 East Berbice-Corentyne 36,234109,4313.0 New Amsterdam
7 Cuyuni-Mazaruni 47,21320,2800.4 Bartica
8 Potaro-Siparuni 20,05110,1900.5 Mahdia
9 Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo 57,75024,2120.4 Lethem
10 Upper Demerara-Berbice 17,04039,4522.3 Linden
 Guyana214,999747,8843.5 Georgetown

Each Region is administered by a Regional Democratic Council (RDC) which is headed by a Chairman. The Regions are divided into neighbourhood councils, known as Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). [5]


The current regional structure was established by the Local Democratic Organs Act in 1980. The hyphenated names indicate the name of the rivers that define their border. [6]

Historical Divisions

Previous regional names. [7] [8]

Regions of Guyana (1971)

Regions of British Guiana (1958)

Colonial counties (before 1815)

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Geography of Guyana

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Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana

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East Berbice-Corentyne Region of Guyana

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Demerara-Mahaica Region of Guyana

Demerara-Mahaica is a region of Guyana, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the region of Mahaica-Berbice to the east, the region of Upper Demerara-Berbice to the south and the region of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara to the west.

Essequibo Islands-West Demerara Region of Guyana

Essequibo Islands-West Demerara is a region of Guyana. It is claimed with additional territories by Venezuela as Guayana Esequiba.

Upper Demerara-Berbice Region of Guyana

Upper Demerara-Berbice is a region of Guyana, bordering the regions of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica and Mahaica-Berbice to the north, the region of East Berbice-Corentyne to the east, and the regions of Potaro-Siparuni and Cuyuni-Mazaruni to the west.

Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana

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Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana

Upper Takutu-Upper Esequibo is a region of Guyana. Venezuela claims the territory as part of Esequiban Guyana.

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Guyana Country in South America

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Kurupukari Place in Upper Demerara-Berbice, Guyana

Fairview (Kurupukari) is an indigenous settlement on the Essequibo River, in the Upper Demerara-Berbice region of Guyana. It is the entry point to the Iwokrama Forest. Former president David A. Granger once referred to Iwokrama as the "green heart of Guyana."

Paradise, Guyana Place in Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

Paradise is a village located in the Demerara-Mahaica region of Guyana, and used to be its regional capital, however the administrative building burnt down in 2006, and the regional capital moved to Triumph.


  1. Bureau of Statistics - Guyana Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine , CHAPTER III: POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION AND INTERNAL MIGRATION, Table 3.4: Population Density, Guyana: 1980 - 2002
  2. Guyana - Government Information Agency Archived 2007-08-14 at the Wayback Machine , National Profile
  3. "Region Four RDC office moves to Triumph". Stabroek News. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. "Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4 - Demerara/Mahaica, Guyana". Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4via Facebook. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  5. Government of Guyana, Statistics
  6. "THE LOCAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANS ACT 1980" (PDF). 7 October 1980. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  7. "Internal Administrative Divisions of British Guiana" (PDF). 29 August 1958. Retrieved 2020-01-03.