Potaro-Siparuni

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Potaro-Siparuni
Region 8
Administrative Region
Map of Guyana showing Potaro-Siparuni region
Map of Guyana showing Potaro-Siparuni region
Country Guyana
Regional Capital Mahdia
Area
 • Total 20,051 km2 (7,742 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 10,190
 • Density 0.51/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
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Potaro-Siparuni (Region 8) is a region in Guyana, bordering the region of Cuyuni-Mazaruni to the north, the regions of Upper Demerara-Berbice and East Berbice-Corentyne to the east, the region of Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo to the south and Brazil to the west.

The main towns in the region are Kangaruma, Orinduik, Potaro Landing, Mahdia, Saveretik and Tumatumari.

Population[edit]

The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002.[2] In 2012, the population of Potaro-Siparuni was recorded at 10,190 people.[3] Official census records for the population of Potaro-Siparuni are as follows:

  • 2012 : 10,190
  • 2002 : 10,095
  • 1991 : 5,616
  • 1980 : 4,485

Communities[edit]

(including name variants):

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Regions - 8, 9 and 10". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 37. ISBN 9780333934173. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 

Coordinates: 4°46′11″N 59°15′55″W / 4.769702°N 59.265391°W / 4.769702; -59.265391