Mahaica-Berbice

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Mahaica-Berbice
Region 5
Administrative Region
Map of Guyana showing Mahaica-Berbice region
Map of Guyana showing Mahaica-Berbice region
Country Guyana
Regional Capital Fort Wellington
Area
 • Total 4,170 km2 (1,610 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 52,400
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
[2]

Mahaica-Berbice (Region 5) is a region of Guyana, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the region of East Berbice-Corentyne to the east, the region of Upper Demerara-Berbice to the south and the region of Demerara-Mahaica to the west.

It contains the towns of Rosignol, Fort Wellington, Mahaicony and Helena.

The Mahaica River runs along the region's western border. The Berbice River is the eastern border. The Mahaicony and Abary Rivers run south to north.

Population[edit]

The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002.[3] In 2002, the population of Mahaica-Berbice was recorded at 52,400 people.[1] Official census records for the population of the Mahaica-Berbice region are as follows:

  • 2002 : 52,400
  • 1991 : 51,280
  • 1980 : 53,898

Communities[edit]

(including name variants):

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "National Population Trends: Size, Growth and Distribution" (PDF Download). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 25. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Regions - 5 and 6". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 35. ISBN 9780333934173. 
  3. ^ Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "Chapter 3: National Redistribution and Internal Migration" (PDF). 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 51. Archived from the original on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 6°13′46″N 57°53′13″W / 6.229522°N 57.886845°W / 6.229522; -57.886845