Regions of Guyana

Guyana is divided into 10 Regions:[1][2]

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Regions of Guyana by number and name
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

Each Region is administered by a Regional Democratic Council (RDC) which is headed by a Chairman. The Regions are divided into neighbourhood councils, known as Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).[5]

The current regional structure was established by the Local Democratic Organs Act in 1980. The hyphenated names indicate the name of the rivers that define their border.[6]

Historical DivisionsEdit

Previous regional names.[7][8]

Regions of Guyana (1971)Edit

  • East Berbice-Corentyne
  • East Demerara-West Coast Berbice
  • Mazaruni Potaro
  • North West
  • Rupununi
  • West Demerara-Essequibo Coast

Regions of British Guiana (1958)Edit

  • East Berbice
  • West Berbice
  • East Demerara
  • West Demerara
  • Essequibo
  • Essequibo Islands
  • North west (hinterlands)
  • Mazaruni-Potaro (hinterlands)
  • Rupununi (hinterlands)

Colonial counties (before 1815)Edit

  • Essquibo
  • Demerara
  • Berbice

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bureau of Statistics - Guyana Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine, CHAPTER III: POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION AND INTERNAL MIGRATION, Table 3.4: Population Density, Guyana: 1980 - 2002
  2. ^ Guyana - Government Information Agency Archived 2007-08-14 at the Wayback Machine, National Profile
  3. ^ "Region Four RDC office moves to Triumph". Stabroek News. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4 - Demerara/Mahaica, Guyana". Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4via Facebook. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  5. ^ Government of Guyana, Statistics
  6. ^ "THE LOCAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANS ACT 1980" (PDF). parliament.gov.g. 7 October 1980. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  7. ^ "Internal Administrative Divisions of British Guiana" (PDF). Cia.gov. 29 August 1958. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  8. ^ "ADMIN REGIONS DETAILED – GUYANA LANDS AND SURVEYS COMMISSION`S FACT PAGE ON GUYANA". Retrieved 2021-03-16.

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