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)
Average 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.