Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo

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Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo
Region 9
Administrative Region
Map of Guyana showing Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region
Map of Guyana showing Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region
Country Guyana
Regional Capital Lethem
Area
 • Total 57,750 km2 (22,300 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 24,212
 • Density 0.42/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
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Upper Takutu-Upper Esequibo (Region 9) is a region of Guyana bordering the region of Potaro-Siparuni to the north, the region of East Berbice-Corentyne to the east and Brazil to the south and west. It contains the towns Aishalton, Lethem, Good Hope and Surama. It is also the largest region of Guyana. Sir John Noe was an English missionary there.[citation needed]

The Rupununi savannah is located between the Rupununi River and the Brazilian border. The region is in the Zona de Reclamación by Venezuela.[citation needed]

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 Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo was recorded at 24,212 people.[3] Official census records for the population of the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region are as follows:

  • 2012 : 24,212
  • 2002 : 19,387
  • 1991 : 15,058
  • 1980 : 12,873

Communities[edit]

List of communities (including name variants):

  • Achiwib (Achiwuib Village)
  • Adelair
  • Aishalton (Aishalton Village)
    • Ishalton
  • Altora Village
  • Ambrose Village
  • Annai (Anwai)
  • Apoteri
  • Arakwai Outstation
  • Atamadpau
  • Awariwaunau (Awaruwaunawa)
  • Basha Village
  • Biloku
  • Bon Success (Bom Sucesso)
  • Burisanawa Village (Village Burisanawa)
  • Cajueiro
  • Dadanawa
  • Good Hope
  • Hart
  • Hawkins Mission
  • Hiawa
  • Illimir Village
  • Imprenza
  • Isherton
  • Jacaretinga (Jakaretinga)
  • Johi (Johi Village)
  • Kaibarupai Village
  • Karanambo
  • Karasabai (Karasabai Village)
  • Kataliriwau Outstation
  • Konashen
  • Kotoewau
  • Kumu Village
  • Kurukuru-Baibari
  • Kwaimatta (Kwaimatta Village, Kwaiwatta Village, Kwamatta)
  • Kwatata (Quatata)
  • Lethem (Lethen)
  • Lumidpau
  • MacDonald
  • Macusi Village
  • Mamir Pawa
  • Manari
  • Marakanata
  • Mariwa Village
  • Maruranau (Maruranawa, Marurawaunawa, Marurawaunawa Village)
  • Massara (Massara Village)
  • McTurk
  • Melvilles Ranch
  • Meritizero
  • Moco-Moco (Moco-Moco Village)
  • Moreiro (Moreiru)
  • Mountain Point
  • Mountain View
  • Muriwa Village
  • Nappi Village (Village Nappita)
  • Parabara
  • Paricaranal (Parikaranal)
  • Parishara (Parishara Village)
  • Patarinau
  • Peropo
  • Pilanawa (Pilinawa)
  • Pirara
  • Powisanau Village
  • Pukasanta Village
  • Sabernawau Village
  • Saint Ignatius (Saint Ignatius Mission)
  • Sand Creek Village
  • Santa Fe (Santa Fe Ranch, Santa Fé Ranch)
  • Sawariwau (Sawariwaunawa)
  • Shea (Shea Village, Shoa)
  • Shulinab (Shulinab Village, Village Shulinab)
  • Sunnyside
  • Surama (Surama Village, Surumatra)
  • Tamtom (Tamton)
  • Taruma (Taruma Village)
  • Tiger Pond Village
  • Tipuru (Tipuru Village)
  • Toka (Toka Village,Tuka)
  • Wai-Wai
  • Waiwoi Village
  • Wakadanawa
  • Wakakulud (Wakakulud Village)
  • Warimure
  • Wariwau (Wariwiau Village)
  • Waruma (Waruma Outstation)
  • Wichabai
  • Woweta (Woweta Village)
  • Yakarinta
  • Yepi Village (Yepu Village)
  • Yupukari (Eupukari, Yupukarri)

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: 2°54′04″N 58°56′07″W / 2.900996°N 58.93517°W / 2.900996; -58.93517