Coordinates: 07°15′48″N 58°28′50″W / 7.26333°N 58.48056°W / 7.26333; -58.48056

Anna Regina is the capital of the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region of Guyana.[2] Anna Regina stands on the Atlantic coast, northwest of the mouth of the Essequibo River, 19 km north of Adventure, and was established as a town in 1970.[3] Its population was 2,064 in 2012.[1]

Anna Regina
Town and regional capital
Anna Regina - panoramio.jpg
Anna Regina is located in Guyana
Anna Regina
Anna Regina
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 7°15′48″N 58°28′50″W / 7.26333°N 58.48056°W / 7.26333; -58.48056
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg Guyana
RegionPomeroon-Supenaam
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total2,064

There has been a Dutch plantation at the site since the early 1800s. Later it changed ownership to an Englishman who had two daughters: Anna and Regina.[4]

Anna Regina has a market, a community centre and a secondary school. In June 2009 Republic Bank (Guyana) established a branch in the town.

A number of sites in Anna Regina have historical significance. In 1988, the Damon Monument was erected to honour Damon, a slave who was executed after protesting against the introduction of apprenticeship.[5] Other sites include Damon's Cross, the Aurora Chimney and estate House, Anna Regina Bridge, Anna Regina Chimney, St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church and several Dutch tombs.[6]

Mainstay Lake is 5 miles from Anna Regina.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Capital towns and economic development". Ministry of Communities.
  3. ^ GuyanaGuide.com Archived April 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Who is Anna Regina?". Lake Main Stay Online. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  5. ^ "The Damon Monument". Guyana Chronicle via Land of Six Peoples. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  6. ^ NationalTrust.gov.gy Archived May 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine