Clonbrook

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Palm Trees in a Clonbrook backyard.

Clonbrook is a village in the Demerara-Mahaica region of Guyana. The village itself has a population of about 1,000-2,000. The village is located along the East Coast Highway and is about 16.5 miles from Georgetown and about 6 miles from Mahaica. It is bordered in the east by the village of Bee Hive and by Ann's grove in the west.

Demographics[edit]

Historically, Clonbrook was almost 100% Indo-Guyanese, but today, that has changed due to migration within the country. The village of Clonbrook has a population of about 1,000 and most residents are of Indian Descent (Indo-Guyanese), however in recent years substantial Black migration has occurred. As a result of migration, many new houses have been constructed near the Public Road, also known as the East Coast Highway. Like many other Guyanese villages, Clonbrook is somewhat ethnically segregated: Some sections have a black majority, while others have an Indian majority. This village is well known for having friendly people, and racial disturbances rarely occur but racism does exist to some extent .

Education[edit]

Clonbrook has two schools, a kindergarten and a primary school (junior high) but there is a secondary school (high school) in the neighboring village of Ann's Grove. However, during the 1960s and 1970s many residents did not take their education seriously, resulting in a literacy rate of only 84%, below the national average of 98%. (Source: Random Survey of 100 random people conducted in 2005).

Transportation[edit]

One can travel to Clonbrook using the #44,#50 buses or by private taxis. Almost 90% of the roads are vehicle and foot accessible.

Religion[edit]

The major religions in the village are Hinduism, Christianity & Islam.

Health services[edit]

Basic health services are provided at a health centre by a doctor and a medex(medical examiner).

Sports and leisure[edit]

The most prominent activities are cricket, football, basketball, fishing, swimming, cycling and "bush cooking".

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 6°44′N 57°56′W / 6.733°N 57.933°W / 6.733; -57.933