Rose Hall, Guyana

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Rose Hall
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Rose Hall
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 6°16′0″N57°21′0″W / 6.26667°N 57.35000°W / 6.26667; -57.35000 Coordinates: 6°16′0″N57°21′0″W / 6.26667°N 57.35000°W / 6.26667; -57.35000
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region East Berbice-Corentyne
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total4,433
Time zone UTC-4
Climate Af

Rose Hall is a community in the East Berbice-Corentyne Region of Guyana. Rose Hall is 14 miles east of New Amsterdam.

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History

Rose Hall was once owned by Dutch planters and later purchased by former slaves. In 1908, it acquired village status; and it wasn't until 1970 that it became a town. Rose Hall has an area of 13 km² and a population of about 8,000. [2]

Rose Hall is divided into three wards: Middle Rose Hall, East Rose Hall and Williamsburg. [2]

Points of interest

Rose Hall is a hub for the surrounding areas where people buy raw materials for clothing and grocery in the Berbice region. Two banks and stores lined the main public roads. Most of the stores are clothing stores and grocery stores. [3] The Welfare Centre Ground is a cricket ground that formerly held first-class cricket matches.

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Rose Hall Town is 48!". Department of Public Information. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  3. "Rose Hall Town". Stabroek News. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  4. "Player profile: Nezam Hafiz". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  5. "Godfrey Edwards". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 2017-12-26.