Soesdyke

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Soesdyke
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Soesdyke
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 6°32′45″N58°14′09″W / 6.5457600°N 58.23593°W / 6.5457600; -58.23593 Coordinates: 6°32′45″N58°14′09″W / 6.5457600°N 58.23593°W / 6.5457600; -58.23593
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Demerara-Mahaica
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total156
Time zone UTC-4
Climate Af

Soesdyke is a village in the Demerara-Mahaica Region (Region 4), Guyana, located between the Demerara River and the East Bank Public Road. Soesdyke is located just after the village called Den Heuvel (Coverden) if you are coming from Georgetown, which is the capital of Guyana. On the other end of Soesdyke is the village Timehri about 3 miles northeast of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

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The village started as the plantation Soesdyke which was owned by Laurens Storm van 's Gravesande, the governor of Essequibo and Demerara. Van Gravesande, moved the government of the colony to the nearby island of Borsselen (also Borslem) in the Demerara River. [2]

Population and Economy

In 2012, the official census recorded a population of 156 people in Soesdyke. [1] Residents are predominantly of East Indian descent. [3] The main religion in Soesdyke is Hinduism, with a small number of peoples adhering to Muslim or Christian faiths. [4] The main economic activities in the region are agriculture, hunting and forestry. [5]

Notable people

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References

  1. 1 2 "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica)". National Trust. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  3. Government of Guyana (19 September 2007). "Ethnic Groups". Population & Housing Census 2002 - Village Level Data by Population (PDF Download). Bureau of Statistics, Government of Guyana. pp. 1–38 [9]. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  4. Government of Guyana (19 September 2007). "Religious Affiliation". Population & Housing Census 2002 - Village Level Data by Population (PDF Download). Bureau of Statistics, Government of Guyana. pp. 1–38 [9]. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  5. Government of Guyana (19 September 2007). "Main Occupation". Population & Housing Census 2002 - Village Level Data by Population (PDF Download). Bureau of Statistics, Government of Guyana. pp. 1–42 [10]. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  6. "Frederick Abraham". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2020.