Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
|Essequibo Islands-West Demerara|
Map of Guyana showing Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region
|• Total||3,755 km2 (1,450 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||29/km2 (74/sq mi)|
Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region 3) is a region of Guyana, split in two by the Essequibo River. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the region of Demerara-Mahaica and Demerara River to the east, the region of Upper Demerara-Berbice to the south and the region of Pomeroon-Supenaam to the west.
It contains villages such as Parika, Schoon Ord and Uitvlugt. It contains the three of the country's three hundred and sixty five islands at the mouth of the Essequibo, these are Hog Island, Wakenaam and Leguan. The Administrative centre is located in the town of Vreed-en-Hoop.
The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002. In 2002, the population of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara was recorded at 103,061 people. Official census records for the population of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara are as follows:
- 2012 : 107,416
- 2002 : 103,061
- 1991 : 95,975
- 1980 : 104,750
(including name variants):
- De Willem
- Anna Catherina
- Berebisibali (Berebisiballi, Beribissibali, Beribissiballi)
- Canal #1 Polder
- Canal No.2 Polder
- Caria Caria
- Cornelia Ida
- De Jonge Rachael
- Den Amstel (Den Amstel Village)
- Hague Backdam (Hague Front/Jib)
- La Parfaite Harmonie
- Maria Johanna
- McDoom Village
- Meadow Bank
- Phoenix Town
- Post Ampa
- Primrose Hill
- Saxacalli (Saxakalli, Saxsacali)
- Schoon Ord
- Soesdyke (Soesdyk)
- Windsor Forest
- Macmillan Publishers (2009). "Administrative Regions - 2 and 3". Macmillan Junior Atlas: Guyana. Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean. p. 34. ISBN 9780333934173.
- 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 2 September 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- 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.