Skeldon, Guyana

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Coordinates: 5°53′N57°8′W / 5.883°N 57.133°W / 5.883; -57.133 Coordinates: 5°53′N57°8′W / 5.883°N 57.133°W / 5.883; -57.133
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg  Guyana
Region East Berbice-Corentyne
 (2012) [1]

Skeldon is a small town in eastern coastal Guyana, on the estuary of the Courantyne River, which forms Guyana's border with Suriname. As of 2012 it had an population of 2,275 . [1] Skeldon and Springlands have been administratively merged into Corriverton. [2]



Sugar production forms the backbone to the local economy. The Guyana Sugar Corporation, Guyana's main sugar processing company, has a factory and works at Skeldon. [3]


The town is served by several buses that connect the town to Georgetown and other villages. At Moleson Creek, the Stelling with ferry services to Suriname is located. [4] There is an airstrip for small aircraft within GuySuco's Skeldon Sugar Estate's premises.

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