East Berbice-Corentyne

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East Berbice-Corentyne
Region 6
Administrative Region
Strand, New Amsterdam (before 1900)
Strand, New Amsterdam (before 1900)
Map of Guyana showing East Berbice-Corentyne region
Map of Guyana showing East Berbice-Corentyne region
CountryGuyana
Regional CapitalNew Amsterdam
Area
 • Total36,234 km2 (13,990 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
 • Total109,431
 • Density3.0/km2 (7.8/sq mi)
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East Berbice-Corentyne (Region 6) is one of ten regions in Guyana covering the whole of the east of the country. It borders the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Suriname to the east, Brazil to the south and the regions of Mahaica-Berbice, Upper Demerara-Berbice, Potaro-Siparuni and Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo to the west.

Towns in the region include New Amsterdam, Corriverton and Rose Hall.

The Corentyne River forms the whole of the eastern border with Suriname, though the southernmost section is disputed territory known as the Tigri Area.

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 East Berbice-Corentyne was recorded at 109,431 people.[3] Official census records for the population of East Berbice-Corentyne are as follows:

  • 2012 : 109,431
  • 2002 : 123,695
  • 1991 : 142,541
  • 1980 : 152,386

Notable persons[edit]

  • Shawn James (born 1983), Guyanese-American basketball player

Communities[edit]

(including name variants):[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Regions - 5 and 6". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 35. 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 (PDF) on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  3. ^ Beaie, Sonkarley Tiatun (19 September 2007). "National Population Trends: Size, Growth and Distribution". 2002 Population and Housing Census - Guyana National Report. Bureau of Statistics. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF Download) on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 8 December 2021.

Coordinates: 4°06′29″N 58°11′00″W / 4.107943°N 58.18337°W / 4.107943; -58.18337