Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo

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Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo

Region 9
Administrative Region
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Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo in Guyana.svg
Map of Guyana showing Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana Claimed by Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela (as part of Bolívar state) (to the west of Essequibo river) [1]
Regional Capital Lethem
Area
  Total57,750 km2 (22,300 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
  Total24,212
  Density0.42/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
[2]

Upper Takutu-Upper Esequibo (Region 9) is a region of Guyana. Venezuela claims the territory as part of Esequiban Guyana.

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It borders the region of Potaro-Siparuni to the north, the region of East Berbice-Corentyne to the east and Brazil to the south and west. It contains the town of Lethem, and the villages of Aishalton, Nappi and Surama. It is also the largest region of Guyana.

The Rupununi savannah known for its large biodiversity is located between the Rupununi River and the Brazilian border. [3]

Population

The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002. [4] In 2012, the population of Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo was recorded at 24,212 people. [5] Official census records for the population of the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region are as follows:

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Surama

Communities

List of communities (including name variants):

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St. Ignatius, Guyana Amerindian village in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Guyana

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Karaudarnau Village in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Guyana

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References

  1. "Official Announcements". Archived from the original on 8 September 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Regions - 8, 9 and 10". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 37. ISBN   9780333934173.
  3. "Guyana's Rupununi Land of Nature, Authentic Culture, and Adventure". Rupununi. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  4. Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "Chapter 3: National Redistribution and Internal Migration" (PDF). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 51. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  5. Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "National Population Trends: Size, Growth and Distribution" (PDF Download). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 25. Retrieved 29 August 2012.

Coordinates: 2°54′04″N58°56′07″W / 2.900996°N 58.93517°W / 2.900996; -58.93517