Corriverton is the most easterly town in Guyana. It lies at the mouth of the Corentyne River, opposite Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname, to which it is linked by ferry from South Drain.

Corriverton is located in Guyana
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 05°53′37″N 57°08′12″W / 5.89361°N 57.13667°W / 5.89361; -57.13667Coordinates: 05°53′37″N 57°08′12″W / 5.89361°N 57.13667°W / 5.89361; -57.13667
Country Guyana
RegionEast Berbice-Corentyne
 • Total11,386

Corriverton is located about 195 mi/313 km from Georgetown on the eastern side of Guyana, in the county of Berbice. Its population in 2012 was 11,386.[1]

It is a modern administrative construction, formed from two older towns, Springlands and Skeldon,[2] and several villages which were named, or rather numbered (e.g. '78'), after their sugar plantations, owned by Bookers.

Corriverton has a mixed population of Hindus, Christians and Muslims living together. It is the site of many mosques, temples and churches, and has an excellent educational system.

Hotels in the town include the Paraton Inn, Mahogany Hotel, Riverton Suites, Hotel Malinmar, the Swiss Guest House and many others. Corriverton is very economical for tourists.


Since 1998, the CANAWAIMA ferry connects Moleson Creek, 10 km south of Corriverton, with South Drain in Surinam.[3] This is the only legal connection between the two countries, but before the repavement of the road many travelers preferred to take a back-track route.[4]


  1. ^ a b "2012 Census" (PDF). Statistics Guyana. p. 22. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Berbice". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  3. ^ Ministerie van Transport, Communicatie en Toerisme - De Canawaima Ferry Service Incorporated
  4. ^ Kaieteur News - Canawaima Ferry Service seeks to boost travel

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