Triumph, Guyana

Triumph is a village and regional capital of the Demerara-Mahaica region in Guyana.

Triumph
village and regional capital
Triumph is located in Guyana
Triumph
Triumph
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 6°48′31″N 58°03′24″W / 6.80873°N 58.05654°W / 6.80873; -58.05654Coordinates: 6°48′31″N 58°03′24″W / 6.80873°N 58.05654°W / 6.80873; -58.05654
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg Guyana
RegionDemerara-Mahaica
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total3,788
Time zoneUTC-4
ClimateAf

Paradise used to be the regional capital, however the administrative building burnt down in 2006. In 2009, a decision was made to rebuilt in Triumph which has therefore become the regional capital.[2][3]

In 1842, the area next to Beterverwagting was bought by Lambert Christian and named Triumph.[4] Christian ran into financial problems, and the people of Beterverwagting tried to buy the land in two terms. The government stepped in and bought the land. The villagers aided by the local newspaper resisted, but to no avail.[5] Triumph and Beterverwagting have since then grown together, and are often referred to as Beterverwagting/Triumph.[4][6] Both villages are under the same local government.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Region Four RDC office moves to Triumph". Stabroek News. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4 - Demerara/Mahaica, Guyana". Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4 via Facebook. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Triumph Village: a bustle of festive frolicking, as residents glow despite minor challenges". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Beterverwagting: a better expectation". Stabroek News. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  6. ^ "President David Granger attending the Cultural Evening held by the Beterverwagting/Triumph 8th of May Movement to observe the 180th anniversary of the abolition of slavery". Department of Public Information. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Beterverwagting : A village on the move". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 18 August 2020.