Saxacalli

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Saxacalli
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Saxacalli
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 6°35′N58°37′W / 6.583°N 58.617°W / 6.583; -58.617
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total105

Saxacalli (also Saxakalli), located on the west bank of the Essequibo River some 25 miles (40 km) south of Parika at 6°35′N58°37′W / 6.583°N 58.617°W / 6.583; -58.617 Coordinates: 6°35′N58°37′W / 6.583°N 58.617°W / 6.583; -58.617 . The village was originally an Arawak community, and has existed since the late 17th century. [2]

Its population of about 105 people as of 2012 reflects Guyana's multi-ethnicity. [1] Life in Saxacalli is based on small-scale logging, farming and some tourism, mainly from the use of the Saxacalli beach by day-tour operators. The village is not accessible by road, nor does it have a source of electricity.

Saxacalli is an Arawak word for Kingfisher. [2] Near the village is the Saxacalli Rainforest Centre (SRC), one of the first private nature reserves. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. 1 2 3 "Saxacalli – An Amazing Getaway". Guyana Times International. Retrieved 16 August 2020.