“Co-operative Republic of Guyana” The Last Green Land to discover on Earth.

Guyana.

The name “Guyana” derives from Guiana, the original name for the region that formerly included Guyana (British Guiana), Suriname (Dutch Guiana), French Guiana, and parts of Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “Guyana” comes from an indigenous Amerindian language which means “land of many waters”

Guyana became independent on the 26 May 1966 from the Britain It was now the responsibility of the newly elected Prime Minister and the locally elected Cabinet. Independence also meant that a Constitution, symbols, emblems, an army, and passports had to be developed for the country.

Guyana is a country on the northern mainland of south America and the capital city is Georgetown; Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Venezuela to the west, and Suriname to the east. With 215,000 square kilometres (83,000 sq mi) of land mass.

The region known as “the Guianas” consists of the large shield landmass north of the #Amazon river and east of the Orinoco River which previously stated known as the “land of many waters”. There are nine indigenous tribes tribes residing in #Guyana: the Wai Wai, Macushi, Patamona, Lokono, Kalina, Wapishana, Pemon, Akawio and Warao. Historically dominated by the Lokono and Kalina tribes, Guyana was colonised by the Dutch before coming under British control in the late 18th century. It was governed as British Guiana, with a mostly plantation-style economy until the 1950s. It gained independence in 1966, and officially became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. The legacy of British rule is reflected in the country’s political administration and diverse population, which includes Indian, African, Amerindian, Chinese, Portuguese, other European, and various multiracial groups.

Guyana is the only South American nation in which English is the official language. The majority of the population, however, speak Guyanese Creole, an English-based creole language, as a first language. Guyana is part of the Anglophone Caribbean. It is part of the mainland Caribbean region maintaining strong cultural, historical, and political ties with other Caribbean countries as well as headquarters for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In 2008, the country joined the Union of South American Nations as a founding member.

 

 

Region
(Geographical Location }
Short facts of each regions {1 to 10 }

Region 1 – Barima/Waini

The Barima-Waini region gets its name from its two main rivers. The region is predominantly forested highland, bordered at the north by a narrow strip of low coastal plain.

Very few people live in Region One. There are just 18,590, who live mainly in Amerindian settlements.

Logging is the region’s main economic activity. The largest logging operation is run by the Barama Company, which transports timber to Demerara to be processed into plywood. There are many other timber operations, as the tropical rainforest yields many species of hardwood and other useful types of wood. Mining for gold and diamond is also done in the forested area. Many porknockers set up dredges of various sizes.

The coast of Region One is known for its beaches, particularly Shell Beach, the only beach in the world to host four species of sea turtles during their nesting period from March to July. One type, the Olive Ridgley, is almost extinct. Another type, the Grant Leatherback, is the world’s largest turtle.

Region 2 – Pomeroon/Supernaam

The Pomeroon-Supenaam region comprises forested highland and low coastal plain, but also takes in a small portion of the hilly sand and clay region.

The 42,769 people of this region live in Amerindian settlements and more established villages concentrated along the coast. The town of Anna Regina, on the west bank of the Essequibo River, grew out of a government land development scheme and is made up of former plantations such as Henrietta, Lima, La Belle Alliance.

The Tapakuma Project in this Region links the Tapakuma, Reliance and Capoey lakes into one large conservancy, which supplies irrigation water for rice fields which dominate Region Two. One of Guyana’s largest rice producers, Kayman Sankar Ltd operates in this region, producing rice not only for local consumption, but also for export to other countries of the world.

Besides rice farming, some people cultivate coconuts and care for beef and dairy cattle. Timber production is conducted on a very small scale in this region. Not surprisingly, the Region is known as ‘the Rice land’.

Region 3 – Essequibo Islands/West Demerara

The Essequibo Islands-West Demerara Region is made up of the islands in the Essequibo River such as Leguan and Wakenaam, and the Western portion of mainland Demerara. It is made up of low coastland, hilly sand and clay, and a small portion of forested highland regions.

This Region has a population of 91,328 people who live in villages, many along the coast. Rice farming is predominant, with small amounts of sugar and coconut cultivation.

The Boerasirie Extension Project converted the Boerasire Conservancy and the Canals Polder Conservancy into a single reservoir, and reclaimed thousands of hectares of land, suitable for farming. The water from the conservancy is used during the dry seasons for irrigation.

Sugar cane and coconuts are cultivated on a smaller scale and there is also beef and dairy farming.

Region 4 – Demerara/Mahaica

The Demerara-Mahaica Region extends East of the Demerara River to the Western bank of the Mahaica River, and is predominantly low coastal plain, with a small portion of the hilly sand and clay region further inland.

The population is concentrated along the coastland, particularly in Georgetown, the capital city, which has a population of 56,095. The population of Region Four is 297,162.
Guyana’s administrative and commercial activities are concentrated in this Region, especially in and around Georgetown, the main port.

There are many sugar estates, such as Diamond, Enmore and La Bonne Intention, owned and controlled by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO). Some residents of this region work on coconut estates, and many people have their own kitchen gardens. Cattle are reared in small amounts for beef and dairy purposes.

Region 5 – Mahaica/Berbice

The Mahaica-Berbice Region extends east of the Mahaica River to the west bank of the Berbice River. A large part of the region is low coastal plain. Further inland lays the Intermediate Savannahs and hilly sand and clay region.

The population of Region Five: 49,498, is much lower than in Region Four.

Rice farming is the main economic activity of this region, followed by sugar and coconut farming, and beef and dairy cattle ranching. The Region has a water conservancy project aimed at improving the drainage and irrigation of the area. Great dams were erected across the headwaters of the Mahaica, Mahaicony and Abary Creeks to prevent the flooding of the farmlands in front of them during the wet seasons. During the dry seasons, the dams are opened to allow the land to be properly irrigated.

Amerindians living in inland settlements make beautiful nibbi furniture, tibisiri baskets and other craft items, which they sell to earn their living.

Region 6 – East Berbice/Corentyne

The East Berbice-Corentyne Region is the only one to include parts of all the four natural [geographic] regions: coastal plain, intermediate savannah, hilly and sandy clay area and forested highland. It is also the only Region with three towns: New Amsterdam, Rose Hall and Corriverton. The population of the Region is 142,839.

This Region, an important rice-producing, cattle-rearing and sugarcane-producing area, is very difficult to drain and irrigate. Because of this, the Torani Canal was dug to join the Berbice River and the Canje Creek. Water flows between the two and provides adequate water for irrigating the land between them.
The area of Black Bush Polder, which used to be a large swamp, was established as a land development scheme. The Government of Guyana gave people land for houses and for farming rice and their own kitchen farms.

Herds of cattle are reared for beef and dairy on the Intermediate Savannahs. Many of the other resources of the Region are not fully exploited. Logging is only conducted on a small scale, although the seasonal forests of this Region can yield a variety of timber.

 


Region 7 – Cuyuni/Mazaruni

The Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region contains two of the four natural regions: forested highlands and a small portion of the hilly sand and clay region.

This Region brings to mind the majestic Pakaraima mountain range. Mount Roraima (2,810 metres high, standing at the point where Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela meet) and Mount Ayanganna are in this mountain range.

Most of the 15,342 people of this Region are involved in mining for gold and diamonds. Omai Gold Mines Ltd, which extracted 250,642 ounces of gold last year [1994], is the biggest gold producer in this Region, and in Guyana.

Under the Upper Mazaruni Hydroelectric Scheme, a hydroelectric plant was to provide electricity for the Region was planned, but it has not yet been built. It would be a great asset to the Region’s development.
There are eight Amerindian settlements in the area of the Pakaraimas, where crops are grown. These crops supply the settlements and gold and diamond mines in the Region.

Region 8 – Potaro/Siparuni

The Potaro-Siparuni Region gets its name from the Potaro and Siparuni Rivers, which are tributaries of the Essequibo River.

Predominantly forested highland with a small portion of hilly sand and clay, this region is home to the famous Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls. The Kaieteur is one of the highest single-drop waterfalls in the world, and it is one of the beautiful sights in the Guyana. The waterfalls of this region are great tourist attractions.

The people of this region, merely 5,737 in number, are involved in gold and diamond mining and forestry. Mazda Mining Company Ltd has the largest operation in this region.
Many of these mining companies are destroying the rivers they work in especially the Essequibo and Konawaruk Rivers.

The Iwokrama Rainforest Project is partly located in this region. The project studies how the rainforest can be used in the country’s development (for example, by providing timber) without being destroyed or depleted.

Region 9 – Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo

The Kanuku and Kamoa highlands and the vast Rupununi savannahs make up the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region. The forested Kanuku Mountains divide this Region in two. The north savannahs are about 2,000 square miles in area, and the south savannahs are 2,500 square miles.

The population of 15,087 lives in scattered Amerindian villages and land settlement schemes.

Because of the grassy savannahs, the Rupununi is considered to be ‘cattle country’. Most of the cattle are farmed to produce beef, and a few are kept for milk. There are large ranches at Aishalton, Annai, Dadanawa and Karanambo. Much of the beef produced here is sold in neighbouring Brazil, because transportation to the other regions of Guyana, especially Region Four, is very expensive.

The people of this region also mine semiprecious stones among the foothills of the Kamoa Mountains and among the Marundi Mountains. A wide variety of craft is produced in many of the seventeen Amerindian villages, and sold mainly to Brazil.

In Region Nine, you can see the Giant River Otter, the Arapaima (the largest freshwater fish in the world) and the black Cayman.

Region 10 – Upper Demerara/Upper Berbice

The inland region of Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice contains the largest portion of the hilly sand and clay area. Guyana’s principal bauxite deposits are found in the White Sands area.

The 39,106 people of this ‘bauxite region’ work mainly with bauxite companies Linmine (at Linden and Ituni) and Bermine (at Everton and Kwakwani). The extracted bauxite is exported to make aluminum.
A small portion of the Iwokrama Rainforest Project is located in this Region. Cattle-rearing and forestry are also done on very small scales.

In all of these regions, the economic activities provide the people who live there with the means to earn a living. These activities also help to pay for schools and hospitals in every Region.

 

Guyana Regions

No. Region Area
(km2)
Pop.
(2012)
Pop.
per km2
Capital
1 Barima-Waini 20,339 26,941 1.3 Mabaruma
2 Pomeroon-Supenaam 6,195 46,810 7.6 Anna Regina
3 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara 3,755 107,416 28.6 Vreed en Hoop
4 Demerara-Mahaica 2,232 313,429 140.4 Triumph[3][4]
5 Mahaica-Berbice 4,190 49,723 11.9 Fort Wellington
6 East Berbice-Corentyne 36,234 109,431 3.0 New Amsterdam
7 Cuyuni-Mazaruni 47,213 20,280 0.4 Bartica
8 Potaro-Siparuni 20,051 10,190 0.5 Mahdia
9 Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo 57,750 24,212 0.4 Lethem
10 Upper Demerara-Berbice 17,040 39,452 2.3 Linden
Guyana 214,999 747,884 3.5 Georgetown

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Guyana is an Oil Producing Nation.

In 2015, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana became a subject of interest among the oil industry operators. After decades of the granting of an exploration license in the Stabroek block, Exxon Mobil notified the discovery of prolific oil reservoirs. The discovery of hydrocarbons in the Liza I field, qualified as the biggest discovery that year in the world, put the country on the map of this industry and attracted the attention of other operators interested in business opportunities in new oil provinces. Since then, the growth in the number of discoveries has opened up the possibility of Guyana becoming a major oil producer and using that wealth as a basis to boost the economic development.

  • GUYANA GDP is 5.174 billion USD

This new oil producing nation GDP has been sky rocking, the productions of oil will just be added to the backer of items in which Guyana produce for example: In addition to our crud oil, Guyana is well-known for billions of USD deposits of gold, bauxite, diamonds. Guyana’s mineral heritage includes deposits of semi-precious stones, kaolin, silica sand, soap stone, kyanite, feldspar, mica, ilmenite, laterite, manganese radioactive minerals, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, iron, and nickel. Timber, fish etc etc etc. Guyana is that gem which the world don’t know of its potential which can transform lives.

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Kaieteur Falls Guyana { The world longest single drop falls}

 

Kaieteur Falls is the world’s largest single drop waterfall by the volume of water flowing over it. Located on the Potaro River in the Kaieteur National Park, it sits in a section of the Amazon rainforest included in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana. It is 226 metres (741 ft) high when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 metres (822 ft). While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume, and Kaieteur is among the most powerful waterfalls in the world with an average flow rate of 663 cubic metres per second.

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St. George’s Cathedral {The world tallest wooden structure}

 

St. George’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Georgetown, Guyana. The wooden church reaches a height of 43.5 metres. It is the seat of the Bishop of Guyana. St. George’s was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield and opened on 24 August 1892. The building was completed in 1899.
Address: North Rd, Georgetown Guyana
Opened: 1894
Architectural style: Gothic Revival architecture
Function: Cathedral
Denomination: Anglicanism
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Brickdam Cathedral, more formally known as the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

Brickdam Cathedral, more formally known as the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, is the Roman Catholic cathedral in Georgetown, Guyana, and is the leading Catholic church of the country.
Address: Brickdam St, Georgetown
Opened: March 13, 1921
Function: Cathedral
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Essequibo River

The Essequibo River is the largest river in Guyana, and the largest river between the Orinoco and Amazon. Rising in the Acarai Mountains near the Brazil–Guyana border, the Essequibo river flows to the north for 1,014 kilometres through forest and savanna into the Atlantic Ocean.
Length: 1,014 km
Basin size: 151,000 km2 (58,000 sq mi)
A fun fact the Essequibo river has 365 islands so much to explore.
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Aruwai Resort in Essequibo Rive

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