Mabaruma

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Mabaruma
Mabaruma is located in Guyana
Mabaruma
Mabaruma
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 8°12′0″N 59°47′0″W / 8.20000°N 59.78333°W / 8.20000; -59.78333Coordinates: 8°12′0″N 59°47′0″W / 8.20000°N 59.78333°W / 8.20000; -59.78333
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Barima-Waini
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)

Mabaruma is the administrative centre for Region One (Barima-Waini) of Guyana. It is located close to the Aruka River (the Venezuelan border) on a narrow plateau above the surrounding rainforest at an altitude of 13 metres.

It replaced Morawhanna as the regional capital after the former was deemed at risk from flooding. There is a government guest house in the town.

Mabaruma contains the region's first secondary school, North West Secondary School, established in 1965.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mabaruma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(85)
31
(87)
30
(86)
29
(85)
31
(88)
32
(89)
32
(89)
32
(89)
31
(88)
29
(85)
30.5
(86.9)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(71)
21
(70)
22
(71)
22
(72)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(71)
22.1
(71.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 208
(8.2)
107
(4.2)
119
(4.7)
173
(6.8)
312
(12.3)
345
(13.6)
343
(13.5)
246
(9.7)
198
(7.8)
201
(7.9)
224
(8.8)
318
(12.5)
2,794
(110)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Mabaruma, Guyana". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.